12-Step Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Marijuana, which is also known by a variety of slang names including weed, reefer, 420, and bud, is a drug that consists of leaves, stems, and flowers of the cannabis sativa plant. Delta-9-tetrahydro-cannabinol (which is commonly referred to as THC) is the main active ingredient in this drug, which produces a variety of sensations, including mild euphoria, impaired perceptions of space or time, increased appetite, and feelings of relaxation and paranoia.

Because marijuana has been legalized in some U.S. states, many people mistakenly believe that this drug is non-harmful. Unfortunately, marijuana abuse can lead to many problems, including addiction, known as cannabis use disorder, which can lead to both short-term and long-term risks. Cannabis use disorder can severely impact an individual’s daily life, lead to memory problems, and affect career and relationships in negative ways.

At Serenity Knolls, we know the devastating impact that marijuana use and dependence can have on families and individuals. Our specialized programming is designed to help women and men end marijuana dependence and make changes that can lead to lifelong recovery.

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Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment

If a loved one has been abusing marijuana or has become dependent on this drug, it may be easy to try and ignore the symptoms and consequences of marijuana use. Unfortunately, long-term marijuana abuse can lead to many serious problems. If someone you care about has been abusing marijuana, you may be able to help.

  • First, educate yourself about the symptoms, signs, and risks related to marijuana abuse and dependence.
  • Seek reputable online sources like the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to find detailed and accurate information about marijuana dangers.
  • Take time to learn how to address this often stressful topic with your loved one so that you may talk comfortably about the issue at hand.
  • Talk honestly, calmly, and openly with your loved one. Listen to and acknowledge your loved one’s views and gently express your concerns. Discuss the information you found during your research without pointing fingers. By avoiding blame or criticism, you are more likely to receive the full attention of your loved one.
  • Research potential treatment programs or counselors who may be able to support your loved one on a path to wellness. Identify programs that are a good fit for your loved one’s needs.
  • Volunteer to help your loved one set up an appointment or a visit to a treatment center. Consider driving your loved one to treatment if he or she is willing. What other logistics or challenges would you be able or willing to help remove so that your loved one can freely enter treatment?
  • While your loved one is in treatment, remain active and supportive. Consider family therapy groups or family activities that may benefit you and provide you with further knowledge and a network of support.
  • Know that recovery is not always a straight path. Your loved one may make mistakes or relapse. Let your loved one know that you encourage honesty, no matter what the setback may be.

Why Consider Treatment at Serenity Knolls

When individuals are struggling with problematic marijuana use and do not receive treatment, they are vulnerable to experiencing a number of unpleasant consequences, including missed opportunities, diminished self-esteem and happiness, impaired health, lowered cognitive ability, and increased risk for certain cancers. Effective treatment may help to alleviate cannabis use issues and any co-occurring disorders that may accompany marijuana abuse, including anxiety or depression. A happier, healthier life is possible with treatment.

If you feel that you are in crisis, or are having thoughts about hurting yourself or others, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Types of Treatment Offered at Serenity Knolls

With picturesque 360-degree views that allow for viewing breath-taking sunrises and sunsets, Serenity Knolls, which is located in the San Geronimo Valley in Marin County, California, is a world class provider of addiction treatment for men and women aged 18 and older. Created to help adults restore and improve their lives after having battled addictions to substances, this center is where a life that is no longer controlled by the abuse of drugs and/or alcohol can be realized.

In choosing Serenity Knolls as the place to confront an addiction to marijuana and/or other harmful substances, a person can receive the care that is needed to flourish and live to his or her highest potential. Our staff, which includes a multidisciplinary team of exceptional professionals who have overcome their own struggles with addiction and chemical dependency, facilitates treatment with the utmost empathy, compassion, and dedication. Additionally, each person at this center is provided with a customized plan of care that details the interventions needed to experience the most favorable treatment outcomes. During one’s initial assessment, and for the duration of treatment at Serenity Knolls, substance use concerns and co-occurring mental health needs are assessed, which then prompt the inclusion or exclusion of the below listed interventions within a resident’s personalized treatment plan:

Individual counseling: So as to gauge how residents are progressing in their treatment, the care supplied by Serenity Knolls includes daily individual counseling sessions with knowledgeable and experienced alcohol and drug counselors. During these meetings, men and women can discuss how they are doing on a day-to-day basis and can report any successes and/or setbacks that occur while they are working to overcome an addiction to marijuana.

Individual therapy: We, at Serenity Knolls, are pleased to offer weekly individual therapy sessions for those who come to our center to break free from an addiction to marijuana. Our staff psychologists and marriage and family therapists are the professionals who meet with residents during these sessions so that men and women can receive the one-on-one attention they need to make strides in their recovery. Individual therapy can serve as a time in which residents can talk about things that they may not feel comfortable sharing in group, establish goals for the future, and work through any emotions and feelings that they may be experiencing.

Group therapy: In order to provide residents with the support and guidance they need as they work on their recovery from addictions to marijuana and/or other substances, the programming at Serenity Knolls features several group therapy opportunities each week. Group therapy sessions are led by psychologists, marriage and family therapists, experienced alcohol and drug counselors, and other healthcare professionals, and include several residents so that they are able to provide and receive support to and from one another. The following types of groups can serve as excellent opportunities for men and women to practice the invaluable skills that they are learning:

  • 12-Step groups
  • Educational groups
  • Men’s groups
  • Process groups
  • Women’s groups

Couples and family counseling: Serenity Knolls is proud to offer multifamily group therapy sessions for residents and those to whom they are closest. Additionally, as a leading provider of substance abuse treatment, we are delighted to include couples and family counseling services upon request for the men and women entrusted into our care and their loved ones. Given the fact that recovery success is more easily achieved when one has the support of his or her friends and family members, we purposefully supply these services in order to enhance each resident’s treatment experience as the work towards overcoming an addiction to marijuana.

Weekend Family Program: The Weekend Family Program is designed to offer family members, close friends, and other loved ones the education and support that they need to understand not only their loved one’s struggles, but their own struggles as well. This program features a unique and effective process that includes education, sharing of experiences, and multifamily group therapy sessions.

Every man and woman who comes for care at Serenity Knolls is treated as a unique individual who possesses distinctive strengths. These strengths, as well as the concerns that a resident is suffering from, are factored into the treatment planning process and can ascertain which of the above methods of care are needed to help each person heal and recover in a lasting and meaningful way.

Additionally, our clinical team prepares for each resident’s discharge from the moment they begin treatment to confront an addiction to marijuana. In doing so, we are able to determine the continuing care options that will best meet each person’s needs after leaving Serenity Knolls. Furthermore, we offer a high quality Aftercare Program that is located in two convenient locations. This program is available to former residents for a lifetime and includes weekly meetings, as well as help for men and women as they acquire the sponsorships needed to remain on the path of recovery. In sum, we, at Serenity Knolls, ensure that every facet of treatment at our center is highly personalized and supportive for the duration of an individual’s time with us.

If you or someone you care about is plagued by an addiction to marijuana and would like to partake in top-notch treatment that can break the chains of addiction once and for all, look no further than Serenity Knolls. Our staff is ready, willing, and able to help to you or your loved one determine if our center is the perfect place to begin life anew.

Call us today and let your drug-free future begin.

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