The current movement to legalize and/or decriminalize marijuana is one that has caught the attention of everyone living in the United States. While legalizing marijuana can be highly beneficial for some, specifically those who are utilizing this substance for medicinal purposes, the abuse of marijuana can be dangerous for others. When a marijuana addiction develops, an individual can lose sight of all of his daily responsibilities and long-term goals. He can become so deeply enveloped in his addiction that nothing else seems to matter but obtaining and abusing marijuana. This dangerous pattern can lead to the development of serious negative effects. However, it is important to realize that there is a treatment out there that can help those struggling with marijuana addiction.
The Landing of Newport Beach, an oceanside treatment and rehab center in California, has been treating men who battle marijuana addiction for nearly 10 years. Through the use of proven effective treatment interventions and therapies, The Landing provides men addicted to marijuana with a place to develop the tools needed to establish and maintain long-term recovery.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Marijuana Addiction Treatment
When a loved one becomes addicted to marijuana, you can begin to experience deep feelings of upset, sadness, fear, and hopelessness. You likely feel emotionally drained because of your loved one’s addiction and feel that there is little that you can do to help him get the treatment he needs. It is completely normal to feel this way, but there are always things that you can do to help encourage your loved one to obtain marijuana abuse treatment and rehab to show that you are willing to offer your support while he does so.
If you haven’t already, do as much as you can to learn about marijuana and abuse. Find out the many effects that this mind-altering substance can have on your loved one’s physical and psychological wellbeing so you can better understand what you both are facing. Read up on addiction as a disease, and how it can alter an individual’s mindset in ways that make recovery seem impossible.
Speak with your loved one about your concerns for him. You will likely be met with either denial or defensiveness. However, do everything you can to remain non-judgmental and calm. Share your honest feelings with your loved one, and show him that you are there to do nothing but support him and his wellbeing.
Work with your loved one to get him to accept to follow through with an assessment at a treatment center that can provide him with help. Let him know that you will do whatever it takes to help make his transition into treatment as simple as possible, including doing things such as making appointments, picking up kids from school, and so on.
As always, the most effective way to help your loved one is to make sure that you are helping yourself. Practice good self-care at home by making sure you are doing things such as eating well, getting enough rest, and engaging in activities that bring you pleasure. If necessary, make arrangements to speak with a therapist to help you through this time.
Why Consider Marijuana Addiction Treatment at Our Rehab Center
When marijuana addiction is present in someone’s life, a number of dangerous effects can begin to develop. For example, the continued abuse of marijuana can cause breathing problems, heart damage, decreased sexual function, and a comprised immune system. From a psychological standpoint, marijuana addiction can cause financial woes, unemployment, social isolation, strained relationships, academic failure, and more. When addicted to marijuana, a man’s physical health can easily be placed in jeopardy, as can his mental health. However, the good news is that marijuana abuse is treatable, and these and other side effects can be treated and/or prevented.
Types of Treatment for Marijuana Abuse Offered at The Landing of Newport Beach
Since 2007, The Landing has been providing life-changing treatment for men aged 18 and older who are looking to overcome addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions. Situated along the shores of the calming Pacific Ocean, this beachfront treatment center located in Newport Beach, California, has become a leading men’s marijuana abuse and addiction treatment center. Also named one of the top 10 luxury rehab centers in the country, The Landing offers a truly transformative experience to all who come for care.
Encompassing three treatment phases that are able to provide the care and support needed during each stage of the recovery process, The Landing is proud to offer residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programming. Each phase of care includes a variety of treatment methods and modalities, including person-centered approaches, cognitive-behavioral approaches, and trauma-focused care, which are designed to assist men as they leave their addictions in the past. The staff of expertly trained and dedicated professionals who supply treatment put forth every effort to enhance each client’s experience and do so by creating a positive, respectful atmosphere.
Men’s unique treatment needs are taken into consideration during each phase of treatment and rehab, and The Landing is pleased to offer clinically excellent care that incorporates mind, body, and spirit healing practices. The following types of treatment are among those featured at this world-class center:
Medical detoxification: In order for an individual to effectively participate in the recovery process, he must have a clear state of mind and not be distracted by nagging drug cravings or uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Should a man wish to break free from the grips of marijuana addiction, yet require detoxification prior to engaging in our services, The Landing is able to facilitate medical detoxification so that each man is able to receive the care he needs prior to becoming part of our dynamic community.
Medication management: Because it is quite common for men to battle marijuana abuse and a co-occurring mental illness at the same time, each client at our center will be able to meet with a psychiatrist within 72 hours of being at our center. During this meeting, our psychiatrist can determine if medication is needed to manage any existing mental health symptoms and can recommend medication if it is necessary to a client’s care. Furthermore, Landing clients who are prescribed medication will be able to schedule follow-up appointments on an as-needed basis so that our staff can monitor the effectiveness of any medication that is prescribed.
Individual therapy: The road to lasting recovery from an addiction to marijuana often has many twists and turns, and it is always beneficial to process what occurs during treatment with a knowledgeable professional within the sanctity of a therapeutic relationship. Every man who partakes in marijuana abuse treatment and rehab at The Landing will receive individual therapy sessions three times per week while in Phase I of our treatment. Meeting twice per week with a marriage and family therapist intern and once per week with a certified substance abuse counselor, our clients are afforded the one-on-one attention they need to process triumphs, setbacks, and emotions so that they are able to advance in their recovery.
Group therapy: For many men, battling an addiction to marijuana can be a painful and lonely experience. For this reason, we are proud to offer various group therapy opportunities so that clients of The Landing can feel a sense of camaraderie and benefit from the support of others who have endured similar addiction-related challenges. Offered multiple times per day, the following are among the various groups featured at our center:
- Recovery movies
- Professional development group
- Clinical lectures
- Process groups
- Emotion regulation group
- Nutrition groups
- 12-Step groups
- Trauma groups
- Psychoeducation groups
- Life skills implementation
Experiential therapy: At The Landing treatment rehab center, we employ an “east meets west” approach to treating addictions to substances such as marijuana. We believe in bridging individualized experiences with endeavors that involve groups of clients so that each man who comes to our center is able to recover and optimize his health in a lasting way. The following experiential therapies and activities are those we offer our clients so that they can have a truly holistic treatment experience:
- Acupuncture groups
- Art therapy group
- Relationships group
- Hypnotherapy groups
- Health and wellness group
- Narrative therapy
- Music therapy
- Gym time
Family therapy: The individuals who make up our clients’ primary support systems are invited to play a role in their loved one’s care. Available on an as-needed basis, The Landing marijuana addiction rehab center facilitates family therapy sessions so that our clients and their loved ones can heal and persevere through the damage that addiction and abuse has caused in their lives. These sessions are led by our marriage and family therapy interns and can be beneficial in rejuvenating the relationships our clients have with their family members, friends, and other loved ones.
Family Program: In addition to providing support to our clients, the family members and other loved ones in our client’s lives can also receive invaluable support through The Landing’s Family Program. This program includes presentations led by our staff, group discussions, and multi-family sessions that allow loved ones to offer encouragement to other families as well. Furthermore, this program will help friends and family members learn how to care for themselves during their loved one’s recovery, and gain the skills needed to provide the most effective support to the person they care about.
In choosing to come to The Landing for treatment, you will soon come to know our truly personalized treatment experience. During the process of admissions, your needs will be assessed, and our staff will work alongside you to formulate a treatment plan that will enable you to reach your recovery goals. The aforementioned treatment methods can be incorporated into your plan, and we are able to adjust the interventions included should your treatment needs and goals change.
Once you have completed Phase I of your marijuana abuse rehabilitation, you can then begin programming in Phase II, and then step down to Phase III prior to leaving our treatment center. It is our mission to help you defeat your addiction to marijuana, and we will do all that we can to ensure that you achieve your goals.
If you or someone you love would like to learn more about The Landing of Newport Beach in California, feel free to contact us. Let us help you make the changes needed to live the life you have always dreamed of.