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What If a Person Wants to Quit Using Marijuana?

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Updated April 26, 2014

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Question: What If a Person Wants to Quit Using Marijuana?
Answer: Treatment programs for people who want to stop using marijuana focus on behavior therapies, because their are no approved medications for marijuana treatment. National Institute on Drug Abuse researchers are testing different methods of helping people stop using marijuana, including some medications.

There are a number of treatment programs designed specifically for teens who was to stop abusing marijuana, according to the NIDA.

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Sources:

National Institute on Drug Abuse. "Marijuana." DrugFacts Updated January 2014

National Institute on Drug Abuse. "Want to Know More?- Some FAQs about Marijuana." Marijuana: Facts for Teens Updated October 2013

National Institute on Drug Abuse. "Marijuana." Research Report Series Updated July 2012

The Partnership at DrugFree.org. "Marijuana." Drug Guide. Accessed April 2014.

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