Synthetic marijuana, which is also commonly referred to as K2, was originally marketed as a safe alternative to traditional marijuana. However, after numerous individuals experienced a variety of adverse effects after ingesting this substance, synthetic marijuana has proven to be anything but safe.
Comprised of a variety of chemicals and other substances that are often unknown by the user, synthetic marijuana has caused individuals to experience terrifying episodes of psychosis, lose consciousness, and even die after consuming this deadly drug. In other cases, people have experienced severe damage to their physical health and mental health, which has significantly diminished their quality of life. Repeated use of this substance over a long period of time is may also cause long-term effects. For these reasons and more, seeking effective treatment to overcome the compulsion to use of synthetic marijuana is imperative.
Proper rehab and treatment is necessary for individuals who are addicted to synthetic marijuana to be able to address the physical and psychological aspects of addiction. At Delta Medical Center, we understand addiction and we are ready to help you get your life back on track.
Why You Should Consider Inpatient Treatment for Synthetic Marijuana Addiction at Delta
When a person elects to continue using synthetic marijuana, that individual opens him or herself up to a variety of consequences. Not only do loved ones become overwhelmed with concern for the person abusing this substance, but relationships with others may become damaged if an individual continues to prioritize his or her synthetic marijuana abuse above others. Career ambitions are likely to be derailed, chronic unemployment could become a problem, and the ability to support one’s self could become impossible. Furthermore, the abuse of synthetic marijuana may bring about polysubstance use, which then places an individual at risk for experiencing irreversible health problems as a result.
As stated, many people have lost their lives due to synthetic marijuana abuse. Therefore, if one remains addicted to this substance, the same fate could, unfortunately, lay in the future. However, with treatment, a person can successfully refrain from further synthetic marijuana abuse, make the changes needed to become sober, and live a healthy life that is no longer compromised by addiction.
At Delta, we offer state-of-the-art behavioral health treatment inside our renowned medical hospital. This combination of mental health treatment and medical care has proved beneficial for many men and women just like you who are struggling with addiction and medical problems at the same time. Our expertly trained staff is well-equipped to help each person who comes to us hoping to beat an addiction by providing comforting, around-the-clock care. At Delta, you will know that you have come to the right place to finally overcome your synthetic marijuana addiction once and for all.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At Delta, we strive to be a beacon of light in our community by offering the most effective and up-to-date treatments available in the comfort of our dual behavioral health center and medical hospital. We work hard to instill hope in those who may feel as though things are hopeless, as we refocus their behaviors and teach proper coping skills. We pride ourselves on providing a full spectrum of mental health care for those who need it when they need it most. At Delta, you are more than a collection of symptoms or a disorder to be treated, you are a whole person who deserves to be treated with dignity and respect as you begin the recovery process.
Treatment Approaches We Use to Manage Synthetic Marijuana Addiction at Delta
When you come to us, you will undergo a complete medical and psychiatric examination to help us to determine how dependent upon synthetic marijuana your body has become. We will also identify any co-occurring disorders and medical conditions you may be struggling with as well. This information will help us to work alongside you to develop a treatment plan that works to address all of your needs.
If you are physically dependent on synthetic marijuana, it is likely that the first step in your rehab program will involve our medically managed detox program. As we know that detox can be quite a frightening prospect, we will do our best to explain everything we do before it happens so that there are no surprises. In our detox program, you will safely and effectively be detoxed from synthetic marijuana and any other substances that you may have in your system. When you are medically stabilized, you will move into the next phase of your rehab.
Medication may be used at the beginning of your stay with us to help control the effects of withdrawal or to manage symptoms of a co-occurring disorder. Many people find that once they develop more effective coping mechanisms, they will be able to taper down the amount of medication they use. Other people who are struggling with co-occurring disorders may need longer-term therapeutic management. The usage of medication will be decided by your treatment team.
Individual therapy will be used in instances in which group therapy does not appropriately address your needs. You will work on problem-solving strategies for the challenges that you are facing in your life in a private environment.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy that helps individuals with substance use concerns effectively challenge their negative patterns of thinking and replace them with more positive ways of viewing the world. This can help those who feel helpless to see things as they really are.
Group therapy is the primary therapeutic approach at Delta, as we have discovered that the best way of helping individuals recover from synthetic marijuana addiction is to allow them to work together to work through difficult emotions and struggles. We offer both process-based and psychoeducational groups to help you process emotions surrounding your addiction and learn more about relapse prevention, coping skills, and triggers for using.
We aim to provide you and your loved ones with the opportunity to work together to discover ways in which addiction has impacted each member of your family. We will hold family sessions to educate your loved ones about your illness, recovery, and how best to support you during your healing process. We will also provide connections to community resources such as A.A and N.A.
In addition to traditional therapeutic treatments, we also offer a number of experiential treatments to best allow us to help heal the whole you – mind, body, and spirit. These may include:
- Nutritional counseling and wellness
- Recreational programs
- Therapeutic activities
- Spiritual counseling
Continuing Care – What Happens Next?
As your discharge nears, you will work together with your treatment team to determine the next steps in your recovery process. We understand that discharge from our inpatient rehab can be a scary time for you, which is why we are proud to offer a number of options for your continued care.
If you feel as though you are not ready to leave the structure of an inpatient setting, we can help find you a residential program to continue your healing. We also offer two step-down options for you. Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) have proven to be beneficial step-down levels from our inpatient treatment.
If you feel you are ready to discharge into a stable home environment, we can provide you with appropriate referrals to outpatient therapy services and community resources.