Marijuana can’t help PTSD and anxiety

Marijuana can’t help PTSD and anxiety

Marijuana Can’t help PTSD and anxiety

At AACS Atlanta, we deal with many veterans who have been using marijuana to deal with their PTSD and anxiety issues.  The article below discusses that marijuana can’t help PTSD and anxiety.  For a long time, people have used marijuana as an alternative temporary and a quick fix to get relief from PTSD and anxiety. Although we don’t advocate for medication dependance to deal with PTSD, we encourage our clients to seek  help  from mental health professionals to begin working on cognitive restructuring immediately.

New treatment modalities and best practices have shown  learning how to cope with stress, traumatic experiences and PTSD are the healthiest methods to gain a life long skill to deal with these uncomfortable thoughts and feelings.

There are several studies that indicate marijuana can’t help PTSD or anxiety.  Most people experience a brief period of relief only to return to a higher state of anxiety. PTSD can be addressed in several therapeutic models. The editorial published on July 10, 2015 by The Gazette identifies adverse affects of THC dependance for PTSD.

Marijuana is a drug

If you or a loved one is depending on marijuana to deal with PTSD or anxiety, please visit our site for immediate help or to schedule a free consultation. 

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