Addiction Treatments

Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT, is a form of therapy in which the patient, with the help of a psychologist, identifies problematic behavior with a goal of rectifying these behaviors. CBT works to help with a variety of problems, including addiction, in a manner that is balanced between psychologist's guided therapy and personal motivation to achieve a desired goal.

Contingency Management
Contingency Management focuses primarily on monitoring behavior. To further motivate the patient to work to achieve the goal set forth, such as battling addiction, rewards are either given or taken away.

Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Motivational Enhancement Therapy works to make the patient internally motivated. This form of therapy does not attempt to treat the patient, instead motivating the patient to cause change in themselves.

At this moment, there are no medications specifically to aid in the treatment of marijuana addiction. However, based on small scientific research, four medications have shown to have promise: Ambien, BusSpar, Horizant, and Neurontin. However, none of these medications have finished being studying, and therefore need very careful consideration and consultation with a doctor before use for the treatment of marijuana addiction.

With a variety of treatment plans available, it is crucial that you and your doctor and parent/guardian carefully examine you, your goals, and your personality to determine which treatment plan would be the most beneficial for you.
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