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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. Users or loved ones can call for advice, help, referral 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 next 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 resources about your addiction or someone else’s addiction to Marijuana.
- You’re afraid that you or your loved one’s Marijuana use is spiraling out of control as you begin to notice the signs of marijuana addiction.
- You or your loved one cannot stop abusing Marijuana, no matter how hard you (or they) try.
- You have a loved one, such as a child or spouse, whom you suspect is abusing 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’d like to seek addiction treatment to drugs or alcohol in addition to Marijuana.
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.
- Tolerance for the drug, leading 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 actions.
Other Weed Hotline Resources & Numbers
- Take Our Substance Abuse Self Assessment
- Marijuana Anonymous (MA): 1-800-766-6779 – Call or text for questions and general inquiries. MA provides resources such as workshops and meetings regarding Marijuana addiction near you or online.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA): 1-800-662-4357 – English or Spanish speaking representatives at SAMHSA can help you find drug treatment facilities, support groups, and other forms of help for drug abuse.
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence(NCAAD): This hotline will provide information and referrals to appropriate resources in your community. 1-800-NCA-CALL (622-2255).
- National Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-8255 – This national crisis hotline supports those having suicidal thoughts and those who are currently dealing with a suicidal person.
- Drugfree.org: Either call 855-378-4373 or text 55753 to speak with a representative who will provide education for yourself or your child, and help you understand what your next best step is.
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 alone, or want to treat multiple substance abuse or mental health issues in addition to Marijuana, there may be a solution for you.