Marijuana Addiction Treatment & Rehab

Despite popular belief that it’s impossible to become addicted to marijuana, marijuana use disorder and marijuana addiction are real. Many long-time users of the drug who started using during adolescence are especially vulnerable to its effects and developing addiction is a very real possibility. Addiction is a medical disease, one that requires medical attention to treat. While there is no cure, drug addiction rehabilitation has been proven to work time and again for a variety of drugs, including marijuana. The Recovery Village offers a full continuum of care (detox, inpatient and outpatient care) for those struggling with marijuana use.
Drug addiction rehabilitation, also commonly called rehab, is a form of treatment for drug addiction. A quality rehab facility should employ staff who have degrees and experience working in addiction science and medicine. The Recovery Village employs industry experts, including doctors, nurses, clinicians, therapists, dieticians and administrative professionals, who have worked in the industry for years and are well-versed in working with marijuana and other addictions.

Our staff takes a personal approach to addiction rehab because many of the team is in recovery themselves. We have seen time and again how rehab can save a person’s life, restoring their health and vitality as they begin to rebuild financial stability and interpersonal relationships in a life of sobriety.

The treatment process at The Recovery Village follows a general structure:

  1. Evaluation
  2. Detoxification
  3. Treatment
  4. Aftercare planning

After contacting The Recovery Village, we will begin your evaluation. This process takes a deeper look at your medical and addiction history. You will undergo drug testing to help us determine which drugs you’ve been taking, and we will also ask questions about your marijuana use. Such questions may sound like:

  • When did you start using marijuana?
  • How frequently do you use marijuana?
  • Do you smoke marijuana, eat marijuana edibles, dab, or intake marijuana in multiple ways?
  • How much marijuana do you typically consume, or what dosage do you take?
  • Do you have a prescription for marijuana or any THC drugs?
  • Do you use other drugs when you use marijuana?
  • Which type of marijuana do you typically use?
  • Do you experience adverse symptoms when you use marijuana?

Our mental health professionals will also evaluate you for mental health disorders (a process called dual diagnosis) occurring alongside your marijuana addiction.

If you haven’t already completed detox, medical detoxification will be the first phase of treatment. During this step, the body cleanses itself of the marijuana and THC in your system. Common withdrawal symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea and sweating, as these are all ways the body releases toxins. Withdrawal is known to be painful, but our doctors can help manage these effects and will be with you throughout the entire process.

After detox, you’ll engage in multiple types of therapy, including individual counseling, group therapy, recreational therapies, family counseling and psychoeducation. During treatment, we will also work to create an aftercare plan for you, which will enable your success post-rehab. Aftercare planning is an essential component in keeping yourself accountable to your sobriety.

marijuana rehab
The Recovery Village offers several different types of rehab programming. Inpatient rehab is the most popular, especially for first-time attendees. During inpatient care, patients live at The Recovery Village in a drug-free environment. The minimum length of stay in inpatient rehab is 28 days, however, research shows the longer a person stays in treatment, the less likely they are to relapse.

Many patients find success with inpatient rehab because of the many healthful amenities it offers. At The Recovery Village, such amenities include:

  • Total confidentiality
  • 24-hour access to medical personnel
  • Mental health counseling
  • Plush beds and private bathrooms (varies by facility)
  • Nutritionally balanced meals prepared by a chef and planned by a dietician
  • Traditional and recreational amenities

To view therapies and amenities at each facility, check out all of The Recovery Village locations.

Our inpatient program is especially convenient for patients traveling from out of state, as residential treatment takes care of rehab, housing and meals in one fell swoop. Local patients may also benefit from inpatient rehab, too, as removing oneself from everyday triggers and stressors is a key part of jump-starting recovery.

Inpatient rehab is typically more expensive than outpatient rehab because it involves so many extra components of residential accommodations. Many insurance companies cover inpatient rehab in full or in part, and we are happy to work with your insurance company to ensure you have access to the top-notch addiction treatment care you deserve.

Outpatient rehab is another popular treatment program option at The Recovery Village. Unlike inpatient rehab, outpatient rehabilitation does not involve a residential component. Rather than living on The Recovery Village’s campus, patients commute to our campus from their home. Outpatient rehab is also suitable for out-of-state patients, who may not live in the area permanently, but have a temporary residency at a sober living or halfway house nearby.

Outpatient rehab is an ideal treatment program for patients who have already completed residential rehab and don’t need as strict a level of care. These people are typically ready to begin transitioning back into their life outside of recovery, and are doing so slowly and carefully, so as to ease into the situation. The outside world is full of temptations and triggers. By maintaining treatment while living off campus, people in outpatient care begin facing these real-world triggers on their own, with a strong safety net of treatment programming to turn to. For some patients, that programming occurs daily. For others, it might mean attending on weekends while working during the week. Other than living situation and frequency of programming, outpatients still participate in the same elements of treatment that inpatients do, including individual and group therapy.

Counseling and therapy are the cornerstones of marijuana addiction rehabilitation. During your treatment at The Recovery Village, regardless of whether you are an inpatient or outpatient, you may engage in the following elements of care:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Psychoeducation
  • Alternative therapies

All of these elements of therapy, in unison, teach patients to better understand their addiction and triggers, so they may successfully avoid relapse in the future and maintain sobriety.

During individual counseling, you’ll get one-on-one time with a single counselor to discuss your specific scenario. During group therapy, patients have the opportunity to discuss these personal experiences with peers who are also facing addiction treatment.

With such a stigma surrounding addiction, it’s often difficult for patients to talk about their addiction and mistakes they’ve made while high on marijuana. Many patients experience a freeing effect, however, once they’ve begun to share their story with others during group therapy. Group counseling occurs in a safe, confidential space, with counselors moderating the conversation. Topics the group may discuss include:

  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexuality
  • Healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • Domestic violence
  • Family dynamics
  • Diet and exercise
  • Eating disorders
  • Mental illness

Sometimes, group counseling will also take the form of psychoeducation, where patients engage in educational classes to learn more about addiction, its causes, and the science of it. Having this understanding of how the brain and body function when exposed to marijuana can help patients release feelings of guilt or shame for “not being strong enough” to avoid the drug. Psychoeducation and therapy teach that addiction is a disease, and not something to be ashamed of — it’s something to get help for.

Alternative therapies are also a big part of treatment. Although they differ from carefully moderated counseling sessions, research and patient experience has shown alternative therapies have a positive impact on recovery. Participating in such therapies helps patients grow self-esteem, their sense of self-worth, confidence and pride.

Examples of alternative therapies available at The Recovery Village facilities include:

  • Yoga
  • Guided meditation
  • Massage therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Equine therapy
Our team has one goal in mind: empowering people to overcome addiction and live healthy, sober lives. We recognize this is not an easy feat, and it can become more complicated when a person has a co-occurring mental illness occurring at the same time they are facing marijuana addiction.

Our integrated treatment approach is designed, from the beginning, to address both conditions you may be facing. This process starts during the evaluation step when a clinician will evaluate you for signs of mental illness.

Common co-occurring mental health disorders include:

Each of these conditions could have preceded marijuana use, and therefore spurred an addiction, or vice versa. For example, a person may have anxiety and choose to use marijuana to calm their nerves. When they come down from the high, however, their anxiety remains, causing them to use repeatedly. The opposite could also occur: a person could be addicted to marijuana and feel depressed about their addiction and further use marijuana to self-medicate for depressive symptoms.

We understand it’s crucial to treat co-occurring disorders during rehab to alleviate addiction at its source. Without this integrated approach, a patient is likely to relapse once faced with a trigger surrounding their mental health disorder. 

paying for marijuana rehab
Addiction is a disease that requires specialized medical attention, and rehabilitative care can be costly. It’s difficult to estimate this cost up-front, as The Recovery Village creates customized treatment plans for each patient based on their needs. Your cost for treatment may vary based on whether you enroll in inpatient or outpatient rehab, how long your treatment plan lasts, if you require detoxification, and other factors. The Recovery Village believes in access to quality care for everyone, which is why we happily work with many insurance companies and private payment plans.

You can check your insurance coverage for free in just minutes, here.

To best understand your coverage, you can call a customer service representative from your insurance provider. Also, our intake coordinators would be happy to call on your behalf and explain your level of coverage to you.
If your insurance company doesn’t cover the full amount for rehab, or you prefer to avoid using insurance to pay for therapy, you may have access to a variety of alternative payment options. Privately, you may pursue loans from friends or family members, or take a personal loan out at a bank, as you would for purchasing a car. Many employers, churches and other groups also offer scholarships and grants you may apply for to cover health care costs. Publicly, you may be eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, which are government insurance plans that cover addiction rehab services. If you need alternative payment options, it’s best to start by calling our intake coordinators. From answering a few simple questions, we can help you identify financial assistance you may be able to take advantage of. 

Learn how to get the best drug rehab insurance for your money, here.

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Marijuana Addiction Treatment & Rehab was last modified: August 8th, 2017 by The Recovery Village