In a world where the stigma around cannabis use is gradually fading, it can be easy to overlook its potential dangers. The grip of cannabis addiction can have a severe impact on every aspect of your life but cannabis rehab offers a chance to escape and embrace a healthier, sober life. Linwood House’s cannabis rehab programme will provide you with the support, tools and understanding you need to not only overcome your dependency but thrive in recovery.
What is cannabis rehab?
Cannabis rehab is a comprehensive treatment programme designed to help you overcome your dependence on cannabis and regain control of your life. It involves a multi-faceted approach, often including therapy sessions, holistic treatments and aftercare support to address the root causes of your condition, develop healthy coping mechanisms and maintain long-term sobriety.
Why is rehab for cannabis important?
Cannabis has been linked to various issues including criminality, lack of motivation and higher risks of mental health episodes, yet it remains the most widely used drug in the UK. may find yourself unable to stop its use.
Cannabis rehab addresses the causes and symptoms simultaneously and provides you with an opportunity to put cannabis-related issues behind you and acquire the skills and tools needed to prevent relapse. Cannabis rehab also provides an opportunity to meet others who are on a similar road and share their coping skills, insights and experiences. If you or a loved one are fully committed, cannabis rehab can be the best chance to start your journey to sobriety.
Who can benefit from cannabis rehab?
We know that recognising the need for help is not as easy as it seems. If you are unsure of whether you would benefit from cannabis rehab, the following questions may guide you to an answer:
- Have you tried to quit marijuana use but found that you could not?
- Do you experience anxiety, depression or irritation when you can not access cannabis?
- Do you spend most of your time and money acquiring, using and recovering from cannabis use?
- Have you lost interest in activities, hobbies and social gatherings that do not involve cannabis or other drug use?
- Have you lied to your loved ones or colleagues about your whereabouts, cannabis use or your financial situation?
- Do you feel that you need marijuana to feel normal or to cope with any situation?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, it is worth reaching out to a member of our team. Linwood House’s support team can answer any of your concerns and questions.
What are my options for marijuana rehab
There are two options for marijuana rehab: outpatient and inpatient:
Outpatient marijuana rehab
Outpatient marijuana rehab gives you the chance to reside at home and attend a treatment clinic for appointments but it also comes with challenges. Continued access to cannabis, and exposure to your normal environment and the people you use drugs with can all lead to relapse.
Inpatient marijuana rehab
Inpatient marijuana rehab at Linwood House offers you a change of routine, a stable recovery environment and sober peer support and a chance to focus on your marijuana recovery free from distractions.
With a recovery approach that is centred around connection and support, you don’t need to deal with your situation alone as you will be surrounded by others that are on the same journey to sobriety in addition to 24/7 professional help from caring staff.
What is marijuana rehab like?
The first step of drug rehab is always breaking the physical dependence on the substance so your body can begin to heal. At Linwood House, this is done through cannabis detox which removes all the cannabis from your system while our expert medical staff help you manage any withdrawal symptoms.
After that, Linwood House’s cannabis rehab programme involves two important steps:
Step One: Dealing with the root causes
During cannabis rehab, you will explore and identify your own set of unique personal circumstances and triggers that have led to your cannabis use and address them one systematically.
With the help of your therapists and the support of your peers. you will also challenge negative thinking patterns and drug-seeking behaviours and learn new coping skills so that you can respond to your triggers in a healthier way.
Marijuana rehab usually involves two therapy sessions a day, including:
- Individual therapy and group therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- 12-step work
- Music and art therapy
- Guided meditation
- Family therapy
Altogether, this stage helps you to learn new ways of thinking and behaving, addresses any mental health issues and takes your focus away from cannabis use so that you may maintain a sober life after treatment.
Step 2: Staying cannabis-free in the long run
The road to recovery comes with many challenges, including those that occur once you leave cannabis rehab. Returning to your daily life places you at risk of exposure to cannabis again and the normal responsibilities and stresses of life.
That is why Linwood House considers this phase of treatment just as important as the first and aims to support you as you transition back into life after rehab, incorporating fellowship meetings such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and visitors speaking about their recovery successes after rehab. Not only will an introduction to NA during your stay with us continue after treatment if you so wish but we also provide free group therapy sessions for up to one year.
If you find yourself in a tempting or difficult situation and find yourself craving cannabis, you can also lean on our Alumni programme. This involves message groups, phone calls and regular social events to
Cannabis rehab aims to equip you with the ability to recognise your triggers for drug use and provide you with the skills to avoid relapse. However, if relapse does occur, it is not a sign of failure. Rather, it should be seen as a meaningful part of recovery and a reminder to continue your cannabis treatment or seek to modify it.
The chances of preventing relapse can greatly improve by practising some of the following:
- Avoid social situations or people who use cannabis since they may trigger relapse
- Lean on your support systems whenever you feel the need. That could be sober friends, family or Linwood House’s Alumni network.
- Take up new activities after leaving cannabis rehab. Join support groups, volunteer and take up a new hobby.
- In the case that relapse does occur, reach out to Linwood House’s support team so that you can get back on track and continue your recovery
What is the next step?
If you are concerned about a loved one’s cannabis use or you need cannabis rehab yourself, the best thing you can do is reach out for help. While cannabis can dominate your life, cannabis rehab can help you take back control. Contact Linwood House today to find out more information about our cannabis rehab treatment options so that you can start laying the foundations of a new, sober life today.
Frequently asked questions
- Visiting your loved one and letting them know that you are there for support
- Encouraging them to participate in therapies and treatment programmes
- Staying in touch with their therapist or counsellor and encouraging them to attend aftercare appointments
- Offering them a sober, safe home environment to come to when they leave cannabis rehab
- Engaging in family therapy