Marijuana comes from the dried flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. It has mind-altering compounds known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which give people the “high” most users report. Marijuana has risen lately, mostly because legislation pushes to make the drug legal. Today, smoking marijuana is seen as normal and similar to smoking cigarettes. Though rare, marijuana addiction is possible, and it can cause some irreversible brain damage.
Our team at Lighthouse Recovery Institute provides a marijuana addiction treatment program in Boynton Beach, FL, to help people leave their marijuana use behind. Our drug addiction treatment programs use a holistic approach to treatment that addresses the effects of addiction on the mind, body, and spirit. Learn more about how a marijuana rehab program can get you or someone you care about back on the right track by calling Lighthouse Recovery Institute at 866.308.2090 or filling out our online contact form.
Marijuana and the Brain
Marijuana use directly affects the brain, particularly parts of the brain responsible for:
- Decision making
- Reaction time
But, marijuana can also have a significant impact on brain development. When marijuana users begin as teenagers, the drug can affect how the brain builds connections between areas necessary for attention, memory, and learning functions. Marijuana’s effects on these functions can be permanent.
Marijuana Addiction Treatment Programs
If you have a concern that you or a loved one has a problem with marijuana, Lighthouse Recovery Institute may be able to help. In our addiction treatment center, patients meet with therapists weekly and have group therapy, ranging from one to five days.
Patients learn coping skills, relapse prevention strategies, and best practice methods for managing underlying medical conditions such as depression and anxiety. Individuals can learn helpful techniques for life, such as mindfulness, to promote long-term success in recovery.
While many states have legalized marijuana, drug addiction is still a problem. Inpatient marijuana addiction treatment consists of structured groups and sessions and residence in a supervised facility. This program allows patients to access the support necessary to build a solid foundation at the beginning of their recovery.
Inpatient treatment involves receiving therapy for substance use disorders while residing at a rehab center. People who use marijuana tend to experience withdrawal symptoms as they start weening the drug out of their system. Marijuana withdrawal symptoms are psychological.
People experience signs of marijuana withdrawal such as:
- Marijuana cravings
- Changes in eating patterns
Marijuana symptoms can start within the first twenty-four hours after the last use. However, these symptoms can extend for up to two weeks or more. Having the proper medical support at this stage can be beneficial for their recovery.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Those looking for continued care can enroll in our intensive outpatient programs (IOP). This type of program is ideal for those who want to continue treatment with the flexibility to return to work, school, sober living, and their families.
Treatment for marijuana at this level of care involves between fifteen to twenty hours of therapy while patients remain at their homes or a sober living facility. Nonetheless, they receive cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and other evidence-based therapies to help in marijuana addiction treatment.
Outpatient treatment is provided as aftercare services after completing a rehab program. Individuals at this level of care reside independently or in a sober living environment and attend sessions as necessary to facilitate their transition back into their everyday lives.
At this level of care, patients attend at least nine or ten hours of therapy per week. Beyond relapse prevention, we also focus on teaching our patients healthy problem-solving techniques that can help them control their triggers once they leave our rehab facility.
Marijuana Rehab Services at Lighthouse Recovery Institute
Patients in treatment at Lighthouse Recovery Institute have a variety of services available to them.
Our marijuana rehab program includes ready access to:
- Case management
- Vocational development services
- A nutritionist
- Chiropractic and massage services,
- A gym
- Recovery-oriented support groups and events
- Individual and group therapy sessions
Our Lighthouse Recovery Institute team strives to provide services that assist patients in achieving their optimal physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
Find Clarity in Marijuana Rehab at Lighthouse Recovery Institute
At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we want our patients to feel comfortable in their environment to remain focused on what is truly important, their recovery from marijuana. We’re here to answer any questions you might have about our marijuana rehab program, so don’t hesitate to contact us online or at 866.308.2090.