MARIJUANA ADDICTION

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  • Our friendly professional team help you detox and recover from marijuana addiction in a luxury, nurturing environment
  • We offer plenty of one-one support & tailor make our programs to reflect each client’s needs and goals. We source the supports and therapies that will give you the tools that you need to maintain your recovery
  • Our services are totally confidential. We only take on up to four clients at a time to make sure you get as much support as you need

It takes courage to take the first step in addressing addiction concerns. Acknowledging that you have an issue that needs help can feel confronting, but getting the right professional support is an important step in your recovery journey.

Marijuana abuse continues to be a worrying trend throughout Australia and affects individuals and families from all walks of life. Sydney Detox and Rehab is here to help with your addiction concerns.

What is Marijuana addiction?

Marijuana is a commonly abused illicit drug.

The THC in marijuana affects mental processes, coordination, perception of time, memory and sensory perception- it gives users a ‘high’ and feeling of relaxation.

Despite misconceptions, marijuana is addictive. Regular use of marijuana leads to functional and structural changes in the brain, which leads to dependence on the drug and withdrawal symptoms when the drug is stopped. Tolerance to marijuana develops and more and more of the drug is needed to get the same effect.

An addict is typically unable to stop using when they try to or continues to use despite the negative consequences of using.

Signs of marijuana addiction can include:

  • Secrecy around using and/or hiding use
  • Lack of motivation
  • Reduced cognitive abilities
  • Difficulties concentrating, remembering and learning
  • Giving up or not caring about interests & activities you once enjoyed
  • Needing more and more marijuana to get the same effect
  • Continuing to use despite negative impacts on relationships, work and studies
  • Cravings for marijuana when not using
  • Using in dangerous or risky situations, for example while driving
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Paranoia and psychotic symptoms
  • Diminishing social life
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped

Marijuana abuse can have long term consequences on attention, learning and memory impairment and can lead to psychosis & paranoia in susceptible individuals.

What is marijuana withdrawal?

Marijuana is a commonly abused illicit drug.

Over time, the body builds up tolerance to & physical dependence on marijuana. When the marijuana use is stopped, the user will experience a range of uncomfortable symptoms due to the body and brain adjusting to lack of the substance in the body. This known as withdrawal, and withdrawal symptoms can vary from mild to severe.

The intensity and discomfort of symptoms can make it difficult to stop using. Attending a residential detox and rehab program can increase your chances of successfully stopping your marijuana use.

Symptoms of marijuana withdrawal can include:

  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Feeling depressed
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating and cold sweats
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Strong cravings to use marijuana
  • Nausea
  • Chills or fever
  • Stomach problems and cramps
  • Headaches
  • Mood changes
  • Lack of appetite and weight loss

Marijuana abuse can have long term consequences on attention, learning and memory impairment and can lead to psychosis & paranoia in susceptible individuals.

Marijuana Addiction treatment

Marijuana addiction can have significant short and long term consequences on a person’s physical & mental wellbeing, relationships, finances and work ventures. The longer the addiction is left unmanaged, the more severe the consequences can be. Early intervention from experienced addiction professionals can dramatically increase your recovery chances. A residential detox and rehab program can be a critical step in getting off marijuana, building healthy habits, understanding your addiction and creating a life you feel happy with.

Medically Supervised detox and rehabilitation for marijuana addiction

Residential medically supervised detox in a safe and caring environment is recommended for individuals withdrawing from marijuana. The length & severity of withdrawal symptoms for marijuana depends on the duration & severity of the addiction as well as whether other substances were being abused. Typically, withdrawal can begin within 24 hours of last use. Withdrawal symptoms can peak at around 3 days off marijuana and more mild symptoms can continue for several months after stopping.

An experienced doctor and nursing staff help you manage your symptoms and support you through any physical and mental health concerns that may arise during your detox. This helps minimise the risk of complications and relapse. A residential rehab program can support you in understanding the underlying issues that led to addiction and develop the tools necessary to live a life that works for you.

What is medically supervised detox like at Sydney Detox and Rehab?

Medically supervised detox at Sydney Detox and Rehab takes place in a comfortable, luxury setting and is overseen by an experienced medical doctor. Nursing staff are on hand 24/7 during the withdrawal phase.

Upon arrival, our doctor will conduct a thorough assessment and may prescribe medication that could help in alleviating your withdrawal symptoms. Your symptoms and healthy are monitored by nursing staff throughout the day. Our specially trained staff ensure that your detox is as comfortable and safe as it can be. We take a maximum of 4 clients to ensure privacy, highly personalised care and comfort.

A holistic treatment approach

At Sydney Detox and Rehab we pride ourselves in offering a detox and rehab program that caters to the needs of the whole person. As a boutique service, we are able to tailor make your program to your needs.

Our in-house chef takes care of your nutrition with a personalized food plan created to your tastes.

Massage, acupuncture and a personal training supports you to relax, detox your body and build physical resilience.

Daily psycho-educational sessions, counselling and executive coaching help you understand your addiction & needs and build a life based in healthy habits and coping strategies.

Our program also offers services such as equine assisted learning, golf, sound meditation, African drumming sessions and kayaking. We are keen for you to experience the life that could be possible beyond the clutches of addiction.

Get in touch with us for a confidential discussion with one of our friendly staff.