Often thought of as a ‘soft’ drug, marijuana can be far from it.
Contrary to popular belief marijuana is both physically and psychologically addictive and has a significant impact on short and long term brain chemistry.
There are strong links between marijuana use and mental health issues such as psychosis, anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. It is also one of the most commonly used illicit drugs.
Marijuana withdrawal depends heavily on the severity of the addiction and the strength of marijuana being used, which can vary considerably. Withdrawal symptoms can be physical and psychological, also because of the way marijuana is stored in the body can last anywhere from days and weeks to months. THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is stored in the fat cells of the body, which take much longer to release toxins than other cells.
After a comprehensive medical assessment marijuana withdrawal is usually managed with a tapered medication regime. Symptoms are closely monitored by a treatment centres clinical team and doctors allowing for dosages to be altered accordingly.
A Marijuana rehab program at treatment centres like Seasons Bali will use a well-established model of substance abuse treatment that has proven success in restoring the health and wellbeing of addicts for many. The program will be thorough and multifaceted, dealing with the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of the individual and their problem.
Founded by the same addiction treatment specialist, Seasons Bali is affiliated with the Raymond Hader Clinic in Melbourne, which has long been one of Australia’s leading addiction treatment centres. Seasons Bali uses the same world class model of substance abuse treatment that treats the underlying causes of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Effective residential rehab programs are structured and supervised, including one-on-one counselling, process group work, educational groups and relapse prevention work as well as exercise, recreation, massage, art therapy and daily outings.
Highly experienced and understanding staff
A Marijuana rehab program will be delivered by a team of dedicated professional staff, most of who are in recovery themselves. This means they understand exactly what residents are going through. This fosters an attitude of caring and understanding between staff and residents, creating a therapeutic environment within the treatment centre where transformation and growth can safely take place.