Unmasking the Impact of Marijuana, Hallucinogens, and Binge Drinking on Mental Health

Unmasking the Impact of Marijuana, Hallucinogens, and Binge Drinking on Mental Health

By Jennifer McDougall

In today’s rapidly evolving landscape of substance use, marijuana, hallucinogens, and binge drinking are increasingly prevalent. This article aims to shed light on these substances, their impact on mental health, and how our holistic, non-12-step treatment center at Passages Malibu can help navigate the path to recovery.

Marijuana: The Green Mirage

While marijuana is often touted as a harmless recreational substance, chronic use can lead to significant mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, and, in rare cases, psychosis. At Passages Malibu, we offer tailored treatment programs addressing the physical and psychological aspects of marijuana addiction.

Hallucinogens: A Distorted Reality

Hallucinogens, such as LSD or psilocybin mushrooms, alter perception, thoughts, and feelings. Although some argue for their therapeutic potential, misuse can trigger severe psychological distress and exacerbate pre-existing mental health conditions. Our team at Passages Malibu is experienced in managing the complex challenges of hallucinogen use.

Binge Drinking: The Hidden Epidemic

Binge drinking — consuming large amounts of alcohol in a short period — poses severe risks to mental health, contributing to issues such as anxiety, depression, and alcohol use disorder. Our holistic approach at Passages Malibu addresses not only the physical dependency but also the underlying emotional triggers of binge drinking.

The Holistic Approach at Passages Malibu

At Passages Malibu, we believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms of addiction. Our non-12-step program includes one-on-one therapy, physical fitness, hypnosis, marriage and family therapy, meditation, and spiritual counseling. We understand that each individual’s journey is unique; thus, our treatment plans are personalized to cater to individual needs.

Our comprehensive approach aims to empower individuals to regain control, achieve sobriety, and live a fulfilling life. If you or a loved one are struggling with substance use involving marijuana, hallucinogens, or alcohol, contact us at Passages Malibu. We’re here to guide you on your journey to recovery.

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