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Effective Marijuana Addiction Treatment in Thailand

Effective Marijuana Addiction Treatment in Thailand

Over 150 million people use marijuana worldwide. The effects of marijuana use are often downplayed by Hollywood and entertainers whose movies and lyrics often portray marijuana as a fun, harmless drug.

Some countries have taken steps to legalise marijuana use. However, the effects of marijuana, including the risk of developing an addiction remain an important worldwide issue. The ever increasing volume of people seeking Marijuana addiction treatment is testament to the seriousness of the issue.

Benefits of receiving Residential Treatment

While there are many benefits to receiving inpatient marijuana addiction treatment, the top benefits are as follows:

  1. Secluded location.

Residential rehab removes addicts from their daily lives which often hold many triggers for substance abuse. Getting away from people and places that encourage marijuana use is beneficial for many addicts seeking treatment.

  1. Busy schedule.

A full day of counselling sessions combined with other types of therapy help keep cravings lower which is very important, especially in the beginning.

  1. Personal and group therapy counselling sessions.

Both one-on-one counselling and group sessions are integral to successful recovery from marijuana addiction. One-on-one counselling can address the addict’s personal issues behind addiction while group sessions allow the opportunity for all members present to learn from one another.

  1. 24-hour care.

No matter what time of day, there are counsellors and support workers available to help clients get through cravings or emotional difficulties that arise during treatment.

All treatment within the treatment centre is kept completely confidential at all times.

Is Inpatient rehab for marijuana addiction expensive?
Inpatient treatment is more expensive than outpatient treatment, but for those who require more constant care, or would do better removed from their daily life, The Cabin Chiang Mai provides luxury rehab treatment at a fraction of the cost of equal or lesser treatment centres in Western countries due to low operating costs in Thailand.
Is Marijuana Addiction Rehab covered by Insurance?

In many cases, yes. But it is important to speak to our administration staff to see whether or not your specific insurance policy is accepted.

Why Choose The Cabin?

The Cabin is The Cabin Addiction Services Group’s original addiction rehab centre. Recognized among the global medical community for its modern addiction treatment method, The Cabin has helped hundreds of people recover from various substance and process addictions since its opening in 2010.

Our Western-trained counsellors have decades of combined experience treating addiction, and our programme boasts an above average completion rate of 96%. As well, we are proud to offer a family addiction treatment programme to all of our clients’ families. Involvement of families in addiction treatment has been shown to largely increase chances of long-term recovery.

Clients are also very impressed with our expansive grounds in a tranquil mountainside location. Luxurious private villas sit amidst lush tropical gardens while the swimming pools glisten in the sun. Aside from addiction counselling sessions, one might mistake The Cabin Chiang Mai for one of Thailand’s luxurious holiday resorts.

What does treatment entail?

The first step in treatment for marijuana at The Cabin is a personal client assessment. This will help our counsellors get a better understanding of each client’s personal needs before embarking on the full addiction treatment programme.

Our comprehensive and effective treatment for marijuana at The Cabin primarily uses a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), 12 Steps, and mindfulness therapy. We complement these methods with physical therapy (personal training, yoga, aqua therapy, etc.) as well as drama and art therapies among others.

By the end of treatment, clients at The Cabin will have the skills needed to get back out in the ‘real world’ while maintaining recovery. Clients will also be equipped with a personalised relapse prevention plan.

How Long Does Treatment for Marijuana Addiction Take?

This varies case by case, depending on the severity of the addiction. In most cases, however, 28 days at our inpatient facility is recommended for successful marijuana addiction treatment. In more severe cases, it may suggested that clients stay with us up to three months.

Is Medically Supervised Detox Necessary?

The withdrawal symptoms from opiate prescription drugs will no doubt be uncomfortable, but they are not life threatening. Withdrawal from benzodiazepines however, can be dangerous. Quitting benzodiazepines ‘cold turkey’ can cause severe seizures which can be life-threatening, which is why a medically supervised detox is recommended for these prescription drugs.

What Happens After Treatment?

Our aftercare programme is made available to all graduating alumni, and we strongly suggest that clients take advantage of this. Going back home can activate many relapse triggers, and our counsellors are always available to speak with even after finishing your Marijuana Addiction Treatment .

Is Marijuana Addiction Possible?

It is a common misconception that developing an addiction to marijuana is not possible and thus many people showing symptoms of marijuana addiction do not seek help. Marijuana is one of the most widely abused drugs globally, and thus marijuana addiction is more common than many people think.

When a joint after work to relax or smoked socially with friends at a party turns into something you need to get you through a regular day, you are looking at the first signs of marijuana addiction.

Long-term Effects of Marijuana Addiction

There are many short and long-term effects of marijuana abuse, but some of the most worrisome long-term effects are as follows:

  • Increased hunger referred to as ‘the munchies’ can lead to weight gain over time
  • Loss of interest in school, work or hobbies
  • Slowed reactions and decreased problem solving abilities
  • Poor coordination
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Paranoia or distorted perceptions
What Types of Treatments for Marijuana are Available?



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