Marijuana is a very common drug these days, and contrary to popular belief, marijuana is addictive. While the withdrawal process is fairly long compared to other drugs, it is much milder. Finding compassionate, competent care for marijuana addiction is critical if someone wants the best chance of recovery. And because marijuana addiction is often coupled with co-occurring mental health issues, finding comprehensive, dual diagnosis care through The Summit Wellness Group is imperative for a successful recovery.
Our Approach to Marijuana Addiction Treatment
Our marijuana addiction treatment program here at The Summit Wellness Group is a multifaceted and integrated approach that utilizes medical and psychiatric care, clinical therapy, and holistic practices to provide the most well-rounded and comprehensive treatment and recovery solution for our clients. Many people who end up abusing marijuana and becoming addicted are also struggling with some other co-occurring mental health condition or substance use disorder, and addressing these through a combination of techniques is what provides the best chance for long-term recovery.
Marijuana use and addiction are becoming increasingly prevalent, and a huge factor is that many people don’t believe they can become addicted. This lack of awareness about the drug’s long-term effects (which still aren’t entirely understood) is dangerous and can cause damage to both the brain and the body. Withdrawal can be uncomfortable, so the best chance at sobriety is through professional treatment.
Our marijuana addiction treatment programs are tailored to the needs of each individual clients, although our programs do follow 3 common steps:
Step #1 – Possible Need For Detox and Withdrawal Management
Though many people do not need to detox from marijuana as there aren’t many physical side effects for withdrawal, those suffering from a co-occurring mental health condition may need to visit a detox facility or be prescribed medications to help with withdrawal. These medications can be antidepressants, non-benzodiazepine anti-anxiety medications, or sleep aids, and may make the transition process a little easier.
Step #2 – Forming a Treatment Plan
We understand that everyone has their own unique experience, and with this comes specific struggles, needs, and desires. We work with our clients to tailor a treatment plan that is unique to them, taking into account all of the variables of their life and situation. While the exact layout of treatment may vary from person to person, the high quality of comprehensive care does not. Some variables we consider include:
- The way someone used marijuana (smoking, edibles, vaping)
- The amount of marijuana someone regularly used
- The length of time someone used marijuana
- Co-occurring drug use
- Pre-existing or co-occurring mental or physical health issues
- Someone’s current housing situation
- A client’s commitment to their recovery
- Insurance coverage or self-pay
Step #3 – Individual Care
Through a combination of medication, clinical therapy, and holistic techniques, our comprehensive care plans provide the highest level of care possible. Though these plans are individualized, clients will typically be involved in some form of integrative talk therapy, which includes cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, or motivational interviewing. Medication management may be necessary for individuals struggling with mental health conditions alongside addiction. Our holistic techniques, such as yoga, meditation, or therapeutic fitness teach overall wellness and equip our clients with tools for positive coping.
Other forms of therapy we offer include:
- Trauma-Informed Care
- Art Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Chiropractic Care
- Therapeutic Fitness
- Adventure Activities
Why Choose Our Marijuana Rehab Program?
There are many different marijuana addiction treatment programs all over America, so why should someone choose The Summit Wellness Group’s marijuana rehab program?
We are proudly Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Georgia Department of Community Health certified. We are also part of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. The Summit Wellness Group has the tools and resources to successfully lead our clients through recovery, no matter how big or small that addiction may be.
Our Holistic Treatments
Many people may not see the need for marijuana rehab, however, marijuana is often used to combat symptoms of underlying mental health conditions. By treating our clients as whole people and providing them with healthy and fun coping mechanisms, we can empower them with the tools required to prevent future relapse.
Because marijuana is often a social drug and people tend to hang out with other users, it may be helpful for clients to surround themselves with other people in recovery in a calming environment. The design of our Atlanta locations is meant to emulate relaxation and healthy wellbeing for anyone walking through our front door.
FAQ Marijuana Addiction Treatment
More information and answers to some frequently asked question about marijuana addiction treatment include:
When Is It Time to Seek Help For a Loved One?
If increased marijuana use is causing interference with your loved one’s everyday life, it is time to seek professional treatment as it can be extremely difficult to stop using marijuana alone. When marijuana use becomes integral to the way that they live and they no longer find enjoyment without it, that could indicate he or she is addicted and needs help stopping.
Reasons to Seek Treatment ASAP
Though you may not believe that you have an addiction to marijuana, the reliance on a drug to eat, sleep, or function normally in social settings indicates a larger problem. And because of co-occurring issues, it can be difficult to stop. At The Summit Wellness Group, we are able to address all of the issues that led to addiction in the first place and help get you back on your feet.
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