Marijuana Addiction Helpline

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Marijuana addiction helplines offer a toll-free, confidential, and 24-hour solution to find addiction treatment if you or a loved one are struggling to quit. Our representatives are on the line to hear your story and help you find affordable and personalized drug treatment.

What you will learn:
What a marijuana addiction helpline is
What to expect and when to call
Other free hotlines and resources
Where to find marijuana addiction treatment

What is a Marijuana Hotline?

A weed, marijuana, or cannabis addiction helpline is a toll-free phone line offering help to those struggling with addiction to marijuana. Those who use marijuana or their loved ones can call for advice, help, referrals to treatment, or even just to discuss the best course of action based on your individualized needs and situations.

What Can I Expect From a Marijuana Help Hotline?

When you call our weed addiction hotline, a trained helpline representative will listen to your story, assess your situation, and guide you through your options. Many of our representatives have recovered from drug addiction themselves and are available to help you through the process as well.

Aside from what you would like to share, our helpline representative may ask:

  • About your current state of well-being and the environment you are in.
  • Questions about you or your loved one’s marijuana use and whether you are using any other drugs.
  • Whether you or a loved one suffers from pre-existing or co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.
  • Personal and insurance information as well as related questions that are all kept confidential and will help our advisors assist you in creating an action plan if treatment is needed.

The full cost of treatment may even be covered by insurance depending on your level of coverage and whether you have determined you may need treatment.

When Should I Call a Marijuana Addiction Hotline?

If you believe you or a loved one’s marijuana use is starting to affect your ability to function and/or complete daily activities and responsibilities, then a weed addiction helpline may be a good place to start.

Speaking with a Marijuana helpline phone representative may be right for you if:

  • You need free advice and information about marijuana addiction.
  • You’re concerned that your marijuana use or that of a loved one has become problematic and you want to know the signs of marijuana addiction.
  • You or your loved one cannot stop using marijuana despite repeated efforts to stop.
  • You have a loved one—such as a child or spouse—whom you suspect is misusing marijuana, but you aren’t certain and would like some tips.
  • You’d like information on how to quit marijuana and would like to find treatment but don’t know where to begin.
  • You’re ready to get help for a marijuana (or other substance) addiction.

Still unsure? Consider some of the mental and physical effects of marijuana addiction:

  • Breathing issues from smoke inhalation and lung irritation, including cough, phlegm, and increased frequency of illness and infection.
  • Memory issues, depression, insomnia, anxiety, and loss of appetite that impairs normal activities (some of which are also symptoms of marijuana withdrawal).
  • Cravings for the drug in order to “feel normal” or function.
  • Developing tolerance to the drug, which can lead to increased use and higher dosage.
  • Spending money that should be used towards daily necessities to acquire the drug.
  • Cutting back on work, hobbies, social activities, and responsibilities to use the drug.
  • Taking risks while under the influence, such as driving while high.
  • More serious physical and mental side effects such as paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, intense nausea, and vomiting.
  • The need to use the drug regularly, either daily or several times a day.
  • Failed attempts to stop use.

A number of the effects mentioned above may develop or worsen over time and become long-term effects of marijuana with prolonged use. If you believe you or a loved one are suffering from more serious side effects or overdose, dial 9-1-1 immediately and not an addiction abuse hotline.

Are Marijuana Hotlines Free and/or Confidential?

National marijuana addiction helplines are both free and confidential. They are a great resource when you just need someone else there to help you sort out the facts and plan your next steps.

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Where Can I Find Marijuana Rehab Near Me?

Many drug rehab centers treat marijuana addiction and can be found all around the United States. Whether you are struggling with marijuana addiction or other substance addictions or mental health issues, help is just a phone call or text away.

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