The Dawn Addiction Rehab and Wellness Centre is a purpose built rehabilitation and wellness centre that fosters an environment of personal growth, peace and healing for people who want to change their lives and overcome their alcohol dependence, substance addiction and mental health disorders. We offer a highly personalised marijuana addiction treatment programme that is overseen by a dedicated team of UK-trained professionals who make sure that all of our clients receive the ideal balance between rehabilitation, wellness, relaxation and therapeutic engagement.
Many people are not aware that marijuana can actually be addictive. Advocates of medical marijuana and legalisation are quick to shut down any claims regarding its addictiveness, however that does not change the fact that it is an addictive substance. Studies have found that one in eleven people who use marijuana will become addicted. Additionally, a young person who starts smoking marijuana during their teens has a one in six chance of developing marijuana addiction.
Even though some people can use marijuana without turning into an addict, users with existing vulnerabilities, such as genetic predisposition, mental illness and stress are at greater risk of drug dependency. Unlike other types of drug abuse, which can become clear with heavy use, marijuana addiction can take months or years to acquire and a user may not be aware that they have become an addict.
Marijuana can be taken in many ways, such as smoked, added to food, brewed into liquid or inhaled with a vaporiser. Regardless of how it enters the system, it affects almost all of the body’s organs, as well as the immune and nervous system. Smoking cannabis can increase heart rate by up to two times for as long as three hours, which is why some individuals have a heart attack immediately after marijuana use. It can also reduce blood pressure, increase bleeding and affect blood sugar levels.
Other physical health effects of cannabis include:
Long-term marijuana users can also experience physical withdrawal symptoms when they stop, such as sleeplessness, irritability, cravings and reduced appetite.
Behavioural marijuana addiction symptoms include:
The Dawn uses our originally designed Twin Pillars approach as a primary treatment model. A vital component of our programme is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), which is used to treat all types of addictions and mental health issues. MBCT allows clients to be more aware of their automatic thoughts and feelings, and accept them, without attaching or reacting to them. We combine MBCT with the renowned 12 Step method to make sure that our clients have the best chances of altering their behaviour and staying on track to lead happier and healthier lives.
Our treatment also addresses the root causes behind addiction in order to determine why it occurred to begin with. This type of intervention focuses on identifying key triggers, developing positive thinking and emphasising the requirement for lifestyle discipline. All of our clients are also involved in one-on-one counselling, group therapy, physical exercise, creating a relapse prevention plan and holistic and alternative therapies.
Detox is not required for marijuana addicts. Patients may be given anti-anxiety drugs if they experience psychosis.
There are several benefits to inpatient treatment for marijuana addiction, such as:
Inpatient rehab takes addicts away from their regular lives, which often involve triggers that cause them to use. Being away from places, people and situations that trigger marijuana use can help addicts focus on their recovery.
Days at inpatient rehab are packed with different activities, such as counselling and therapy, which can help reduce cravings, particularly during the beginning.
The combination of one-on-one and group counselling sessions can help marijuana addicts make a successful recovery. Private counselling can help determine the personal problems surrounding addiction, while group therapy sessions allow members to learn from each other.
Having experts, counsellors and staff available 24/7 can help addicts to overcome their cravings or emotional problems that may occur during treatment.
The Dawn features a licensed team of addiction counsellors with extensive experience and a 1:1 staff to client ratio. Our effective approach is non-religious, holistic and humanistic. We provide a highly-personalised and intensive treatment that is tailor-made to suit each individual’s specific needs, and comes with complimentary therapies such as massage, acupuncture and reiki. We also offer private accommodation in a world-class, riverside-setting facility.
The sooner that you get help for your marijuana addiction, the quicker you can live a drug-free life. If you or someone you care about is suffering from cannabis addiction, contact us today to receive a no obligation assessment to find out how we can help.