September 11th, 2023
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” – J.P. Morgan.
Recovery is all about deciding to change your life. When you are in the throes of cannabis addiction, this may seem like an impossible decision, but it is also the most important one you will ever make. If you are ready to make the change, cannabis rehab is your gateway to a life free from addiction. It can pave the way for a future filled with health, happiness and a new world of opportunities. Oasis Runcorn’s cannabis rehab programmes have helped many people get a fresh start, and we are here to help you too.
What is cannabis rehab?
Cannabis rehab, also known as marijuana rehab or weed rehab, is a specialised form of drug rehab designed to help you overcome cannabis dependence. It provides the ideal environment for healing through therapy, counselling, support groups and holistic treatments. Cannabis rehab is the most effective pathway to long-term recovery, allowing you to regain control of your life and repair the damage done by drug addiction.
What are the benefits of marijuana rehab?
Marijuana rehab has a huge number of benefits that extend beyond sobriety:
- Health-wise, quitting marijuana can significantly improve lung function and reduce the risk of mental health disorders associated with chronic use.
- There are also many societal and relationship benefits. Marijuana rehab can help repair relationships strained or broken due to substance abuse and foster a supportive home environment critical for recovery.
- Legal issues linked to marijuana abuse can also be avoided through rehab, providing a path towards a stable, law-abiding life.
- Marijuana rehab can also drastically improve financial stability, eliminating the costs associated with buying marijuana and dealing with legal consequences.
Do I need weed rehab?
The first step towards recovery is recognising that you need help. If you are unsure whether weed rehab is right for you, here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- Has my weed use led to problems at work, home or school?
- Do I feel a strong urge to use weed regularly?
- Have I tried to quit using weed but found it extremely challenging?
- Has my weed use led to health issues, but I continue to use it?
- Do I need to consume more weed to achieve the same effects?
- Do I experience withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, depression or strong cravings when I stop using weed?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, it may be time to consider professional weed rehab.
Outpatient vs inpatient cannabis rehab
Cannabis addiction treatment can be delivered in an outpatient or inpatient setting. Outpatient cannabis rehab allows you to live at home and attend scheduled treatment sessions during the day. This option offers more flexibility but is usually less effective because you will still be exposed to cannabis and your usual stressors and triggers.
In contrast, inpatient or residential cannabis rehab immerses you in a healing environment, providing round-the-clock care and support. Here are some of the benefits:
- A safe recovery environment: An inpatient cannabis rehab centre provides a tranquil space free from everyday stressors and distractions, letting you focus solely on recovery.
- No cannabis or other substances are available: Inpatient cannabis rehab means you will have no access to cannabis or other substances, reducing the risk of relapse during treatment.
- 24/7 expert support and care: Trained cannabis rehab staff are always on hand to provide emotional and medical support when needed, ensuring safety and comfort.
- The chance to build a support network: You have the opportunity to connect with your cannabis rehab team and others facing similar challenges, facilitating peer support that can be crucial to recovery.
- A wide range of cannabis rehab therapies: Inpatient cannabis rehab employs a more comprehensive approach, combining various therapies tailored to individual needs. In particular, you will be able to participate in one-to-one therapy, which is rarely offered in outpatient cannabis rehab.
Marijuana rehab at Oasis Runcorn
At Oasis Runcorn, our inpatient marijuana rehab programme begins with cannabis detox, a process designed to purge your body of all cannabis-related toxins. Drug detox is a crucial first step because it breaks your physical dependence. Following detox, we delve into a range of proven rehab therapies, including:
- Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT): DBT can help you understand the connection between your thoughts, feelings and cannabis use, equipping you with strategies to manage triggers and overcome drug addiction.
- Group therapy: Group therapy involves discussing your experiences with your peers in rehab, which can provide additional insights and foster a sense of community and mutual support.
- Family therapy: Our family therapy sessions will help you and your family mend relationships which are all too often damaged by cannabis use and dependency.
- Holistic therapies: These can include mindfulness, yoga art therapy and more. They focus on treating your whole person – body, mind and spirit.
How to prevent weed relapse
Relapse is a common stumbling block on the road to recovery from weed addiction. Preventing relapse requires strategic planning and understanding the causes of your weed use. Here are some strategies to help you on this journey:
Get to know your triggers…
Triggers can be situations, people or emotional states that provoke weed cravings. Understanding what prompts your desire to use weed can help you develop coping mechanisms and avoidance strategies. These can range from distraction techniques like immersing yourself in a hobby to deep-breathing exercises or meditation.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle…
Physical well-being can significantly influence your emotional and mental health. Regular exercise, a balanced diet and adequate sleep can help manage stress levels and minimise cravings.
Build a support network…
Loneliness and isolation are common triggers for relapse. Establishing a network of supportive friends, family or peers who understand your journey can provide comfort and encouragement during difficult times when you are tempted to relapse.
Take part in aftercare…
Aftercare refers to ongoing support following the completion of a rehab cannabis programme. At Oasis Runcorn, we emphasise the importance of aftercare, offering all clients one year of free weekly group therapy post-treatment. Regularly engaging in aftercare can reinforce the skills learned during treatment and provide additional support during the transition to a substance-free life.
Remember, a relapse doesn’t signify failure. It’s simply a sign that your treatment approach needs to be reassessed, so don’t be too hard on yourself if you slip up. Recovery is a journey with highs and lows, and every step brings you closer to a healthier, happier future.
Challenges you will face during marijuana rehab
As you journey through marijuana rehab towards recovery, it is crucial to anticipate the obstacles you may encounter and prepare to face them. Here are some challenges commonly faced during marijuana rehab:
The path to recovery can stir up a whirlwind of emotions. Guilt and shame often surface as you reflect on past actions related to your marijuana dependency. Loneliness can also creep in, especially if your previous social circle was tied to marijuana use. It is important to remember that these feelings are normal and will be addressed through therapy.
Self-doubt and fear
Doubts about your ability to change can create a significant barrier to recovery. You may also fear a life without cannabis, especially if you have been using it as a coping mechanism. This is where therapy is beneficial. Techniques like CBT can help you challenge negative thought patterns, build self-confidence and visualise a fulfilling life in sobriety.
Confronting past traumas
A crucial aspect of marijuana rehab is addressing any underlying issues that may have contributed to your use. This often involves delving into past traumas, which can be a painful process. However, confronting and working through these issues with the help of a therapist is a critical step in breaking the cycle and paving the way for healing.
As the saying goes, recovery is a marathon, not a sprint. It requires consistent effort and patience, and there may be times when motivation wanes. Keeping your eyes on the end goal helps with motivational interviewing to stay the course. Building a support network, attending therapy and engaging in distracting activities that bring you joy can also help maintain your motivation.
These challenges may seem daunting but remember: they’re part of the journey towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. The road to recovery may be strewn with obstacles, but every step forward is a victory. And you’re not alone. The team at Oasis Runcorn is here to support you every step of the way.
How to start cannabis rehab
Ready to reclaim your life? Then, reach out to Oasis Runcorn today. Remember that cannabis rehab is not just about ceasing substance use; it’s about rebuilding your life. At Oasis Runcorn, we’re ready to guide you on this journey, providing the tools, support and care you need to succeed.