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.
SERVICES AT A GLANCE UNDER ALL PROGRAMS
Prevention and Consultation: Prevention services are designed to reduce risk factors, increase resiliency and prevent the development of further at-risk behavior. Mental health service providers offer consultation to administrators, teachers, parents or other adults to recommend behavior modification strategies and to provide support or suggestions.   Diagnostic Assessment: A mental health professional conducts a diagnostic assessment to determine whether a child or youth has a mental health disorder by gathering information about the child’s life situation, such as: Effects of symptoms on functioning in home, school and community, Onset, frequency, duration and severity of current symptoms, History of current mental health problem, Relevant family and social history. A diagnostic clinical assessments are a requirement for preadmission to our programs. Case Management: We offer case coordination through our Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) department. CPST services include assisting in developing treatment plans and linking clients and their families with available and appropriate resources on a 24/7 basis.   Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management: C&A’s team of child psychiatrists, certified nurse specialist and registered nurses provide a full array of comprehensive, integrates psychiatric services for children and adolescents including the latest psychopharmologic medications. Counselor and Social Worker Board (CSWMFT) (5) Licensees shall make available to clients links to websites for all certification bodies and licensure boards to facilitate consumer protection. Licensees shall provide a link to the board online license verification site on their web page - https://cswmft.ohio.gov/home.
Parkway Learning & Development Center
1490 Parkway Blvd
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5335
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Coleman Health Services - Alliance

Offers comprehensive, whole person treatment to children, adults and families in the communities we serve – regardless of their ability to pay Delivers mental health, substance use, residential, and rehabilitation services Walk-in Clinic: Mon- Fri 11am – 12pm Clinical Services Recovery includes behavioral health, counseling, case management, substance use treatment, walk-in services, psychiatry, and crisis intervention and stabilization Residential Services Housing assistance, group housing, youth transitional services, budget management classes and other programs that help prepare clients for independent living Supportive Services Guardianship and family care, jail liaison support, adult protective services, adult day care services and eldercare case management Employment Services Job matching, assistance with interviewing, securing transportation and more
1410 West State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-6932

CommQuest Alliance

CommQuest Alliance Outpatient Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and rape crisis Walk-in Assessment Hours: Monday: 12pm - 2pm Tuesday: 11am - 1pm Wednesday: 9:30am - 10:30am Thursday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
1207 West State St.
Suites F & M
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-8407
Fax: (330) 821-8506
Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
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Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health & Recovery of Alliance

Provides outpatient psychiatric, counseling, and case management services to children, adolescents, and adults Mental health & illness, addictions, dual disorders, behavioral issues, trauma Closed Friday, clients directed to Canton if an emergency or direct care needed Therapy & Counseling Individual Group Couples/Marital Psychiatric Services Doctor (Psychiatrist) Advanced Nurse Practitioners LPNs Case Management Working with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as families in community/natural environments to improve symptom management, coping, and achievement of greater independence
1844 W State St
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 493-4553
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Canton resources

BrightView Canton Addiction Treatment Center

This comprehensive addiction treatment center provides outpatient treatment to patients struggling with drug abuse or alcohol addiction.
3545 Lincoln Way E.
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (866) 934-7450
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Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Belden Village

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
  • Case management
  • Diagnostic mental health assessments
  • Medication management
Trauma and grief-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and SITCAP services to reduce risk and increase childhood resiliency:
  • Case management
  • Diagnostic mental health assessments
  • Medication management
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-6075
Trauma Services: (330) 454-7917
Trauma Services: (330) 454-7917

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 Health Services - Canton

Offers comprehensive, whole person treatment to children, adults and families in the communities we serve – regardless of their ability to pay Delivers mental health, substance use, residential, and rehabilitation services Walk-in Clinic: Mon- Fri 8am – 2pm Clinical Services Recovery includes behavioral health, counseling, case management, substance use treatment, walk-in services, psychiatry, and crisis intervention and stabilization Residential Services Housing assistance, group housing, youth transitional services, budget management classes and other programs that help prepare clients for independent living Supportive Services Guardianship and family care, jail liaison support, adult protective services, adult day care services and eldercare case management Employment Services Job matching, assistance with interviewing, securing transportation and more
400 Tuscarawas St. W
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2400

CommQuest Canton

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, education and employment services, detox, hot meals, social center
  • CommQuest Cleveland Ave Outpatient - 625 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and Supported Employment Program Phone: 330-445-2677 Site Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 11:30am Wednesday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm Thursday: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • CommQuest Market Ave Outpatient - 1341 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44714 Medication-assisted treatment, addiction and mental health counseling, Mom + Me program, drug screenings, and Family Support Group Phone: 330-453-8252 Site Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm Friday: 7:30am - 1:00pm Dosing Hours Monday - Friday 6:00am - 10:00am Saturday: 6:00am - 7:00am OTP Clinic Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm Friday: 7:00am - 1:00pm Urine Drug Screen Hours Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 1:30pm Friday: 6:00am - 12:30pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday: 10:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday: 8:30am - 2:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 1:30pm Friday: 8:30am - 9:30am
  • CommQuest Detox - 2600 6th St SW Canton, OH 44710 Phone: 330-830-3393 Enrollment Hours Any day 7:00am - 10:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • CommQuest Samaritans Table - 627 McKinley Ave NW Canton, OH 44703 Hot meal service Thursdays 11:00am - 1:00pm Phone: 330-454-8044
  • CommQuest Canton Friendship - 2200 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44709 Social center, hot meal program, and group skills instruction Phone: 330-453-8776
  • CommQuest Payee Center - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Financial assistance for those who want or need a payee Phone: 330-453-4275 Window Hours Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm Phone Hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • CommQuest Metropolitan Centre - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Administration, education & employment services, school-based services, marketing, fund development and training Phone: 330-455-0374

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

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

Lifecare Family Health & Dental Center provides affordable, accessible and comprehensive health care services to residents of Canton, Massillon and surrounding Stark County Ohio communities. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), open to persons of all ages regardless of ability to pay and health insurance status. New patients are always welcome. We accept Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance plans. Reduced rates are available for qualifying uninsured patients. Lifecare’s dedicated team of family physicians, dentists, optometrists, certified nurse practitioners, counselors and healthcare professionals provides services at three locations.
  • Medical Care
  • Dental Caree
  • Behavioral Health
  • Children's Care
  • Women's Health
  • Vision Care
2725 Lincoln St. E
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 454-2000

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health and Recovery Inc.

Provides outpatient psychiatric, counseling, and case management services to children, adolescents, and adults Mental health & illness, addictions, dual disorders, behavioral issues, trauma Therapy & Counseling Individual Group Couples/Marital Psychiatric Services Doctor (Psychiatrist) Advanced Nurse Practitioners LPNs Case Management Working with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as families in community/natural environments to improve symptom management, coping, and achievement of greater independence.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 493-4553
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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

Report child abuse: 330-455-KIDS / 1-800-233-5437 Partner with our customers, community and other service providers to protect children and vulnerable adults, stabilize and strengthen families, and encourage self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.
  • Cash assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Medicaid & Medical
  • Non-emergency transportation - Transportation to and from Medicaid-qualified appointments, including doctor visits, dental visits, vision appointments and more.
  • Child care services
  • Work experience program - Program participants are matched with local businesses and organizations in exchange for public assistance benefits.
  • Subsidized Employment Program (SEP) - Supports local employers by offsetting the costs of hiring and training new employees.
  • Foster care & adoption
  • Kinship care
  • Child support services
  • Project KARE
  • Healthy Start - Medicaid-funded program providing basic medical coverage for pregnant women and children up to 19 years old.
221 3rd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
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Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
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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

CommQuest Massillon

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, family housing, male residential addiction treatment, driver intervention program
  • CommQuest Massillon Outpatient Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services and case management Phone: 330-833-0234 Fax: 330-837-7705 130 1st St NW Massillon, OH 44647 Walk-In Assessment Hours: Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 11:30am - 1:30pm Wednesday: 10:30am - 12:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 10:30am Friday: 9:30am - 10:30am
  • CommQuest Family Living Center Housing for homeless families If looking to be placed at a shelter in Stark County, you must call the Homeless Hotline at 330-452-4363 Phone: 330-452-9807 412 Lincoln Way East Massillon, OH 44646
  • CommQuest Massillon Recovery Campus Wilson Hall - male residential addiction treatment and Driver Intervention Program Wilson Hall Phone: 330-830-8740 DIP Phone: 330-834-1934 1680 Nave Rd Se Massillon, OH 44646
Helpful links

Ohio Prevention Professionals

Helping to support substance use prevention in our state through education, dialogue and advocacy.

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.

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.

One Choice Prevention

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.