Marijuana (weed) addiction recovery

Because their brains are still developing, smoking weed could impact a young person’s memory function, communication and reasoning skills. Marijuana is one of the most popular drugs used among teens and young adults in Stark County, and although many consider it to be safe, marijuana has been shown to reduce a young person’s ability to concentrate, think clearly and make good decisions. Use the resources below to learn how to quit smoking weed and to find local programs and organizations that are helping to keep young people safe and sober.

Signs of marijuana addiction

The following behaviors may help you determine when marijuana has become a problem for you or someone you know:

  • Altered perceptions and sense of reality
  • Anxious thoughts, sleeplessness and paranoia
  • Hunger and food cravings
  • Loss of control and coordination
  • Persistent, mucus-filled cough
  • Problems thinking, learning and problem solving
  • Red and bloodshot eyes with dilated pupils
  • Sleepy, slowed reaction time
  • Temporary or long-term memory loss
  • Thirst, dry mouth and bad breath

References

Questions to ask yourself

Are you concerned you may have a marijuana addiction? Ask yourself the following questions to determine if it’s time to reach out for help:

  • Are you less interested in activities you once enjoyed?
  • Are you unable to reduce or stop your marijuana use?
  • Do you have a high tolerance?
  • Do you spend a lot of time getting high?
  • Does getting high help you escape from stress and anxiety?
  • Has marijuana caused problems in your relationships?
  • Has your performance at work or school suffered?
  • Is getting high more of a priority than your other responsibilities?

References

Alliance resources

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Alliance

Mental and behavioral health services for Alliance children and families.
1207 West State St.
Suite G
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5335

Coleman Behavioral Health: Alliance Office

Evidence-based mental health and substance use recovery services to promote resiliency and healing.
1410 West State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-6932

CommQuest Services: Alliance

Strengthening families through behavioral/mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.
1207 West State St.
Suites F & M
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-8407
Fax: (330) 821-8506

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health & Recovery of Alliance

Education, counseling, psychiatry and support for children, adolescents and adults.
1218 W. State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 493-4553
Canton resources

BRIGHT House and Smith House: CommQuest

Residential treatment for adolescent males (Smith House) and females (BRIGHT House).
811 Faircrest St.
Canton, OH 44706
Phone : (330) 639-4408

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Belden Village

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-6075

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Plain Community

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
1811 Schneider St. NE
Door 6
Canton, OH 44721
Phone: (330) 470-4061

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Shipley Office

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
919 2nd St. NE
Canton, OH 44704
Phone: (330) 454-7917

Coleman Professional Services

Crisis management, mental and behavioral health, adult care and employment services.
400 Tuscarawas St. W
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2400

CommQuest Services

Strengthening families through mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support services.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-0374
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CommQuest Services: Canton

Medication-assisted recovery clinic offering methadone and Suboxone as well as outpatient counseling and drug testing.
1341 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 453-8252
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Deliverance House: CommQuest

Non-medical residential program for adult women with moderate substance use and mental health needs.
1711 Spring Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 454-6800

Family Care Counseling Center

A comprehensive mental health center for Stark County and surrounding areas.
1303 W Maple St
#103
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-966-8677

Glenbeigh

Intensive outpatient services and support for loved ones.
4661 Belpar St. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: 1 (800) 234-1001
Local: (330) 492-2600

Hope House 4 Women

Provides temporary housing, clothing and support for women in a Christian environment.
2410 12th St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: (330) 956-5594

The Lenzy Family Institute: Cleveland Ave.

Comprehensive rehabilitation and therapy services for all ages.
3757 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 956-5936

The Lenzy Family Institute: Fulton Ave.

Health, wellness and rehab services to help bridge the gap to recovery.
1930 Fulton Ave. NW
Suite 103
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 956-5936

Lifecare Family Health & Dental Center

Behavioral health services and support for adults, children, adolescents, couples and families coping with difficult life events.
2725 Lincoln St. E
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 454-2000

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health and Recovery Inc.

Education, counseling, psychiatry and support for children, adolescents and adults.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 493-4553

SAFY of Ohio: Canton/Akron

Community-based support services for Ohio families:
  • Adoption services
  • Behavioral health
  • Family preservation
  • Older youth services
  • Therapeutic foster care
6279 Frank Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 305-1668

Stark County Family Council

Wraparound services for youth and families who have complex, multi-system needs. Visit their website for more information.
6057 Strip Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-492-8136

Stark County Job & Family Services

For help with the foster system, emancipation, employment, independent living skills, basic needs referrals and more. Visit the Stark JFS website for more information.
221 3rd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Local: (330) 452-4661
TDD: (330) 451-8879
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Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

Funding for mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Visit their website for more information about StarkMHAR.
121 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44702
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Stark County TASC, Inc.

Provides community-based treatment options for juveniles and adults.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 479-1912
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Summa Health Addiction Medicine Intensive Outpatient Program

Comprehensive evaluations and referrals for individuals with mental health and substance use problems.
3730 Whipple Ave. NW
Suite 5
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 491-9215

Summit Psychological Associates: Downtown Canton

Comprehensive mental health and substance use services for prevention, treatment and recovery.
832 McKinley Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: 330-493-2554
Fax: (234) 360-3426

Summit Psychological Associates: North Canton

Comprehensive mental health and substance use services for prevention, treatment and recovery.
4450 Belden Village St. NW
Suite 701
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-2554
Massillon resources

BrightView Massillon

Addiction treatment center offering medication-assisted treatment, individual therapy, group therapy, social support and case management.
3545 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: 1-833-510-HELP (4357)
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CommQuest Services: Massillon

Strengthening families through behavioral/mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.
130 1st St. NW
Massillon, OH 44647
Phone: (330) 833-0234
Fax: (330) 837-7705

Wilson Hall: CommQuest

Non-medical, residential treatment program for adult men with substance use dependencies.
1680 Nave Rd. SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 830-8740
Hours: Thursdays – 8 p.m.
Minerva resources

CommQuest Services: Minerva

Strengthening families through behavioral/mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.
620 East Lincoln Way
Minerva, OH 44657
Phone: (330) 868-3401
Fax: (330) 868-3402
Information & referrals

United Way of Greater Stark County

Instantly connect with health and social services throughout Stark County.
Hotline: 211
Hotline: 211
Hours: 24/7 guidance
Helpful links

DrugAbuse.com

Learn about the signs and symptoms of marijuana addiction and find resources for seeking treatment.

Healthline

Educational resources outlining the signs, symptoms and effects of marijuana use on teens, young adults and women during pregnancy.

How to Quit Smoking Weed

Inspirational guidance from a former addict to help guide others toward a life of sobriety.

Narconon

Get confidential help and support for marijuana addiction.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Find helpful information about what marijuana is, how people use marijuana and the effects marijuana can have on the body and mind.

Prevent Teen Drug Use

Prevention, treatment and recovery resources to help support teens at risk for substance use.

Quit Marijuana

Access resources and support to help you or someone you know quit marijuana.

Recovery.org

Supportive alcohol and drug recovery advice, guidance, resources and inspiration.