What to Look For in a Marijuana Rehab Center?
Around 12% of Americans use marijuana either as a recreational or medical drug. While most of them can put down marijuana easily, for some, giving up the drug becomes a burden. Marijuana addiction is rare, but it’s real and requires marijuana rehabilitation.
Studies show that about 9% of the people that use marijuana will develop an addiction. Other researchers suggest that the number may be higher, especially in the case of those who begin taking the drug at a young age.
No one should face drug addiction and recovery on their own. Reaching out for help is sometimes the most challenging part of starting on the road to sobriety. Fortunately, especially in the case of marijuana addiction, many rehab programs can help patients regain control over their lives.
What Are the Health Risks of Long-Term Use of Marijuana?
Scientists are still studying the long-term effects of marijuana, so there’s no clear answer yet to the impact it can have on users. However, by now it is certain that marijuana affects brain development, especially in young users. Studies suggest that marijuana can affect thinking, memory, and learning functions, as well as the brain’s ability to build connections.
The long-term effects of marijuana use can be both physical and mental. Some of them include:
While increased heart rate is only a short-term effect of smoking marijuana that lasts for about three hours, in some cases, it can cause heart attacks. That is especially true for old people or users that suffer from heart conditions.
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a recently discovered condition characterized by recurrent episodes of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Marijuana smokers often suffer from breathing problems caused by the smoke that irritates the lungs. Symptoms include daily coughing, phlegm, frequent lung illnesses, and an increase in lung infection risk.
premature birth, birth defects, and pregnancy and birthing complications.
temporary hallucinations or paranoia, worsened schizophrenia symptoms, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts.
What Are the Options for Paying for Marijuana Rehabilitation?
An important factor for people that are considering rehab for their marijuana addiction is the cost of treatment. The rates may vary based on the following factors:
Inpatient programs will cost more than outpatient ones because of the lodging, meals, therapy, and activities they provide.
Some facilities may be closer or farther from home, while some of them may offer resort-like conditions in the mountains or on a private beach.
Some programs are more complex than others and accommodate more participants. As such, the costs are significantly higher.
Facilities can include a swimming pool, a gym, a massage center, nutritionists, and more.
One of the most common ways of paying for rehab treatment is through insurance, such as Medicaid Medicare, state-financed health insurance, private insurance, or even military insurance.
In some cases, however, insurance may not be enough to help pay for rehab. If that is the case, patients still have a few more options for financing their treatment, such as accessing personal savings, arranging payments with the rehab or applying for scholarships.
How Can I Help a Loved One During Their Time in Marijuana Rehabilitation?
Having a loved one enrolled in a rehab program is difficult, but it is important to understand that they need professional help to overcome addiction. Once checked in to the rehab, family members and friends are encouraged to visit the patient and participate in the education and training sessions at the facility. That way they can understand more about the addiction and how to support the patient after they leave rehab.
What Does It Take for Long-Term Sobriety and Recovery?
Moving on from a rehab treatment can be exciting, but can also bring numerous challenges for any patient that now has to learn how to live a drug-free life. Here are some changes anyone can implement once they resume their daily lives.
What Can I Bring to Inpatient Addiction Rehab?
Each treatment facility is different and has its own set of rules. However, there are a few guidelines common to all rehab centers.
For starters, most rehab centers limit or prohibit access to computers or smartphones. While you can bring books with you, you need to ensure that they are inspirational or spiritual. Rehab facilities go above and beyond to limit exposure to triggering stimuli. As such, any entertainment like music, movies or TV is controlled.
Addiction centers prohibit sexual relationships between patients while they are in recovery. Moreover, facilities have clear policies against couples that want to enroll in a recovery program together.
Visits follow a strict schedule as well. Patients cannot receive guests whenever they wish or for as long as they want. Facilities have rules regarding the duration and frequency of outside visits.
As far as what patients are allowed to bring with them, the list is pretty narrow as well. A recommended packing checklist includes:
Ask for Help Now
The medical benefits of marijuana have been long proven, however, that doesn’t mean that everybody is safe from harm. If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, reach out to a specialist as soon as possible. With the right knowledge and guidance, you can overcome your addiction and enjoy life to its fullest once again.
Hope, Healing and Joyful Recovery for Women Addicted to Marijuana
The substance abuse rehab program at Casa Capri offers hope and healing to women struggling with marijuana addiction. Across the country, marijuana is being legalized for both recreational and therapeutic uses, but legal does not equal safe. Although many will try to argue otherwise, marijuana is an addictive psychoactive substance that can have serious negative effects on those who use it. At Casa Capri’s women’s only marijuana addiction rehab, we understand the unique struggles associated with marijuana addiction and we have the therapeutic tools, compassionate staff, and supportive empowering environment to help you heal wholeheartedly as you build a joyful and purposeful sober life you can be proud of.
If you or a loved one is addicted to marijuana, help, and healing are just a phone call away. Our team is always available to answer your questions about our comprehensive treatment programs, insurance coverage and guide you as you begin this new chapter; call us now at 855-816-8826.
Your Unique Plan for Your Unique Life Path
Every woman who arrives at Casa Capri Recovery is different and different is good. It’s common for women to have a variety of complex and sensitive issues they are dealing with. Often addiction itself began as a coping technique to numb emotions and self-medicate these underlying issues and at some point spiraled out of control. At Casa Capri’s dually accredited rehab for marijuana addiction, we understand that real healing and recovery means healing any and all of your co-existing conditions, depression, anxiety, and trauma. No matter what you’ve gone through, you’re not alone. We will design an addiction treatment program just for you, and then walk with and empower you as you take your healing journey.
Pick up the phone and call our process admissions team now at 855-816-8826. We’re here to answer your questions 24 hours a day and help determine if you’ll require our medically supervised detox to assist you in comfortably detoxifying from marijuana as you begin your road to a truly amazing sober life.
ASKING FOR HELP ISN’T EASY
Our admissions counselors will guide you or your loved one through the admissions process and treatment options. Assessments are always free and 100% confidential.