Detox is an important part of recovery from addiction. However, it’s only the first stage of treatment. To increase your chances of maintaining long-term recovery, it’s imperative you have the right help and support.
There are many options available to you, from outpatient care and groups to residential rehab and psychological counselling and therapy.
Connecting with people who have been through similar situations can be a great source of strength and hope for people in recovery. Attending a support group such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Smart Recovery is strongly encouraged post-detox.
The 12-Step fellowship model is focused on working through the steps with a sponsor. Many people in recovery have described sponsorship as an effective way to find accountability and support during this next phase of your life.
Counselling / Therapy
Once you’ve completed your detox, it is always recommended that you seek help for the psychological aspects of addiction. One-on-one counselling and therapy may be useful as you cope with the underlying issues that possibly led to addiction.
Often addiction is causing or masking underlying mental health conditions that require treatment. There are many counsellors and therapists who specialise in addiction treatment and intensive therapy can help you overcome your marijuana use disorder.
Rehab for Marijuana Addiction
Rehab is considered the most effective form of treatment for any addiction, which is why it is recommended even in the case of ‘milder drugs’ such as marijuana addiction. This is because a registered rehab clinic has staff on hand to provide around the clock care where needed.
They can also provide medication where appropriate to help you manage any unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal.
Most clinics offer substance use treatment on both an inpatient and outpatient basis depending on each patient’s needs.
Outpatient rehab programmes often involve attending a clinic either in person or remotely depending on your circumstances. Patients are required to attend individual and group sessions with a drug counsellor, therapist or other mental health professional.
Outpatient care means you aren’t required to leave home, meaning you are able to fulfil childcare and work commitments alongside treatment.
Residential rehab programmes treat patients on an inpatient basis, which means they are required to stay at the clinic for the duration of their treatment.
Residential rehab provides everything you need under one roof, including a medical detox and intensive psychological therapy.
Alongside ensuring your health and wellbeing during the withdrawal process, counsellors and therapists help manage the underlying issues that led to drug abuse and may lead to relapse if not dealt with correctly. Residential rehab is also recommended for anyone struggling with multiple addictions at once, such as alcohol and marijuana abuse.
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Page last reviewed and clinically fact-checked January 18, 2022