Marijuana is one of the most commonly abused substances in the United States. The pleasurable effects that result from the abuse of marijuana, which is also known as pot or weed, can cause individuals to develop the compulsion to use this substance over and over again, which can lead to significant damage.
At Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, we know how challenging it can be to defeat the compulsion to keep abusing marijuana, and we have developed specialized programming that can help individuals address the specific treatment needs that they have. Overcoming a problem with marijuana abuse is possible at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
When a loved one or is addicted to or is constantly abusing marijuana, it can be highly concerning and overwhelming. It is likely that you and your loved one have experienced the destruction that marijuana abuse can cause, and you are likely fearful what continued marijuana abuse will cause on top of that destruction. However, even when your loved one is abusing marijuana, there are a number of things that you can do to help him or her defeat this addiction:
- It is imperative that you speak with your loved one regarding your concerns for his or her wellbeing. Share examples of how his or her marijuana abuse has negatively impacted his or her life, as well as yours. Know that he or she might be defensive and know that it is imperative to be kind and understanding during this conversation.
- Look into various options for treatment so that you can be well versed in who, what, and where can help your loved one. Share your findings with your loved one and offer to help him or her get into treatment.
- Encourage your loved one to obtain treatment for himself or herself. Help him or her iron out the logistics of him or her doing so, such as offering to take care of things at home while he or she attends a treatment program.
- As soon as your loved one decides to obtain treatment, do everything in your power to engage in his or her treatment in ways that allow you to support him or her fully. This can include engaging in family therapy sessions or family programming, as well as keeping in contact with your loved one.
Why Consider Treatment at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center
The use of marijuana can quickly become one’s main priority in life, causing him or her to suffer a decline in functionality in all aspects of life. For instance, someone who is abusing marijuana can struggle with upholding a quality performance at work, leading to job loss or chronic unemployment. One’s relationships can also suffer, as the abuse of this substance can stand in the way of maintaining solid connections with friends, family, and loved ones. In addition, severe health consequences can develop in those who abuse marijuana, such as upper respiratory infections, weakened immune system, and lung damage. However, those who reach out and obtain treatment for their marijuana abuse problem or addiction can decrease the presence of these effects, if not avoid them altogether.
Types of Treatment Offered at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center
Individuals who are looking for a new way of life that is free from the abuse of drugs and/or alcohol can choose Pocono Mountain Recovery Center as the place to begin the incredible journey towards sobriety. This center, which is located in Henryville, Pennsylvania, is situated amidst picturesque mountains and is specifically designed to help men and women, aged 18 and older, recover from addictions and co-occurring mental health concerns.
With a staff of dedicated and expertly trained professionals that is fully committed to improving the lives of all who come to this center for care, it is no wonder that so many individuals have been able to break free from addiction and chemical dependency problems after having completed programming at Pocono Mountain Recovery. A large part of what makes this center so special is its utilization of the 12-Step philosophy and evidence-based therapeutic interventions that were chosen because of their ability to help individuals reach their treatment goals in a meaningful way.
Upon completion of the streamlined admissions process, each patient will receive a personalized treatment plan that will outline the methods of care that will be included. Briefly described in the following, the listed treatment methods and options for care are among those that may become part of a man or woman’s treatment experience in coming to Pocono Mountain Recovery Center:
Detoxification: Patients who come to Pocono Mountain Recovery addicted to marijuana are often chemically dependent on this substance and need it cleared from their bodies in order to effectively participate in programming. When this is the case, detoxification, or detox, will be incorporated into those individuals’ care. Detox at Pocono Mountain Recovery is supervised by medical staff to ensure the safety of patients during this process. These staff members can also intervene should an individual need to be made more comfortable as marijuana exits his or her system.
Medication management: Men and women who come to Pocono Mountain Recovery battling an addiction to marijuana at the same time as a co-occurring mental illness have the opportunity to meet with a psychiatrist on a weekly basis so that their medication needs can be efficiently met. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants also work with patients to ensure that they are benefitting from the medications they are taking and can track each individual’s progress while he or she is engaged in treatment.
Individual therapy: Each patient at Pocono Mountain Recovery is assigned a primary counselor at the start of his or her care. This staff member is available to patients to meet for individual therapy sessions on an as-needed basis to discuss their experiences, feelings, successes, and setbacks while working to overcome an addiction to marijuana.
Group therapy: Led by Pocono Mountain Recovery’s clinical director, family coordinator, and other clinical staff, group therapy sessions are a big part of the recovery experience at this center. So that patients are able to give and receive support to and from one another as they work toward defeating an addiction to marijuana or another harmful substance(s), these sessions are conducted five times per day and allow patients to learn about and discuss the following topics:
- Coping skills development
- Disease education
- Life skills
- Relapse prevention
- Relapse trigger identification
Experiential therapy: Those who are working to overcome a marijuana use disorder can greatly benefit from participating in experiential therapies while at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center. These therapy opportunities help patients to heal and recover on a much deeper level, as they enable men and women to incorporate both their minds and bodies in the therapeutic process. Offered five to seven hours per week, the following experiential therapies are those that can be included in a patient’s personalized treatment plan:
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Role playing
Family therapy: So as to provide support to the loved ones of those who seek treatment at Pocono Mountain Recovery, family therapy sessions are offered on an as-needed basis. A patient’s primary counselor and Pocono Mountain Recovery’s family coordinator guide these sessions, which can be integral in helping friends and family members learn about and heal from the pain brought on by their loved one’s addiction to marijuana.
Family Program: Each Saturday, Pocono Mountain Recovery offers a family program for the friends and family members of patients. In the morning, participants benefit from an educational group that teaches about the disease of addiction and what it means to be addicted to marijuana, and other substances. In the afternoon following lunch, loved ones are welcome to participate in another psychoeducational group so that they are able to develop a deeper understanding of addiction and gain the skills needed to help themselves and their loved one going forward.
A blend of the above treatment methods will form a patient’s customized treatment plan when choosing Pocono Mountain Recovery as the place to defeat an addiction to marijuana. Should the needs of the individual change during the course of care, treatment options can be added or removed from the person’s treatment plan so that the most favorable outcomes result.
Additionally, and as part of the all-encompassing treatment experience offered at this center, detailed discharge planning begins at the start of a person’s treatment and continues until he or she has a carefully devised plan of action that outlines the resources and services that will support lasting recovery. Whether the individual participates in this center’s partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), or other step-down treatment option, this plan ensures that all who complete programming at Pocono Mountain Recovery will be able to live a healthier, marijuana -free life.
If you or an important person in your life would like to learn more about how Pocono Mountain Recovery Center can effectively treat an addiction to marijuana, do not hesitate to contact our dedicated intake team today.
You deserve a better, healthier life, without marijuana.