Synthetic marijuana is a dangerous substance made by infusing dried plant material with psychoactive substances. These substances act on receptors sensitive to THC, the psychoactive compound in natural marijuana. As a result, synthetic marijuana has some of the same effects as natural marijuana: feelings of relaxation, pleasure, and euphoric mood. However, synthetic marijuana is a very dangerous and addictive drug. Although it is relatively new, the dangers of this drug are beginning to be better understood. If left untreated, an addiction to synthetic marijuana can have devastating, and even life-ending, consequences.
Synthetic marijuana use disorder is a serious and life-threatening condition, but at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, we have decades of experience helping individuals overcome addictions to this powerful drug. With the help of our caring, experienced staff in our compassionate treatment programs, individuals who are struggling with an addiction to synthetic marijuana can find the help they need to live the recovered lives they deserve.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Watching as a loved one succumbs to synthetic marijuana addiction is often a difficult process, but it is possible for you to help your loved one when he or she is struggling with an addiction to this drug. Consider the following:
- Although the effects of this drug are still being understood, learn all that you can about synthetic marijuana. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of intoxication and overdose so you can react those situations appropriately.
- In addition, learn about the treatment centers available for an addiction to this drug and investigate what treatments have been effective for other individuals. Look around to find a few treatment centers that might be a good fit for your loved one.
- Talk openly with your loved one about his or her struggle. These conversations are likely to difficult, but it is important to have them. At the same time, you cannot force your loved one into treatment, so be patient with him or her and remain open and nonjudgmental.
- When your loved one is ready to enter treatment, present the list of treatment centers you found and help him or her to decide where to go for help. Show your support by walking alongside him or her during this process; for example, consider accompanying him or her to appointments with treatment center staff members.
- During your loved ones time in treatment, remain an active source of support and participate in any interventions his or her treatment center provides for loved ones, such as family therapy.
- Remember to take care of yourself. You will be of little help to your loved one unless you have emotional reserve, so make sure to spend time rejuvenating yourself. Do not forget to call in support of close friends and family.
Why Consider Treatment at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab
Synthetic marijuana is a relatively new drug, but it has already proven itself to be a dangerous substance of abuse. If left untreated, synthetic marijuana abuse can lead to occupational problems such as job loss, demotion, and long-term unemployment. In addition, abuse of this drug can strain relationships, leading to loss of friendships, separation, divorce, loss of child custody, and the dissolution of meaningful social connections. This drug also can have severe physiological effects, Including cognitive impairment, organ damage, and even death as a result of overdose. Fortunately, many if not all of these adverse outcomes can be avoided entirely with prompt, effective treatment.
Types of Treatment Offered at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab
Located in the serenity of northern Napa Valley, situated amidst 23 beautiful acres of land, Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab is an exceptional provider of evidence-based addiction treatment for men and women aged 18 and older. With a steadfast mission of offering individuals who are struggling with addictions the comprehensive and compassionate care that they need to excel in their recoveries, at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, the staff strives to help those who are entrusted into their care find the hope, motivation, and encouragement that they need to obtain a life of sobriety.
Delivered by an exemplary staff of professionals who have devoted their lives to helping individuals win the war against substance abuse and addiction, the treatment offered at Duffy’s is incomparable. Here, this is a sense that every member of the staff is not only passionate about what they do, but that they also pour all of their energy into the process of helping people recover. The genuine care and concern that is demonstrated begins from the moment a prospective guest arrives. Individualized treatment plans are devised in order to allow each individual find healing in the exact manner that will be of most benefit to him or her. Through a person-centered approach, the unique needs and concerns of each guest are at the forefront of care as he or she embarks on the road to recovery.
During at guest’s time at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, the following therapeutic interventions may be incorporated into his or her overall plan of care:
Medication management: In situations where a guest is suffering from the symptoms of a mental health condition in addition to his or her struggle with synthetic marijuana addiction, he or she can meet with a psychiatrist as often as needed in order to ensure that he or she receives appropriate medicinal interventions. The members of the guest’s treatment team, as well as other staff members, will be available to monitor the administration of medications in order to ensure that the guest’s safety is preserved at all times. Additionally, if changes need to be made to one’s medication regimen during his or her time at Duffy’s, the psychiatrist can assist so that the medications being used are optimal in their effectiveness.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy can be an invaluable tool for individuals who are working to overcome the compulsion to use synthetic marijuana. The sessions consist of one-to-one meetings between a guest and his or her assigned primary counselor. They occur on a biweekly basis and provide guests with a safe and confidential environment in which they can discuss concerns, process through challenges, and celebrate successes.
Group therapy: Group therapy is another essential intervention in helping individuals not only succeed in recovery, but also thrive in maintaining their sobriety for the long-term. When individuals are battling an addiction to synthetic marijuana, it is not uncommon for them to feel isolated from the world around them. They frequently fail to realize that they are not alone in their struggles. By engaging in group therapy, these individuals can benefit from gaining support from and offering support to others who understand first-hand the turbulent nature of addiction. The staff at Duffy’s leads group therapy sessions once each day, and peer-led group sessions occur four days per week. The topics covered within these sessions are tailored so that they are applicable to the particular challenges that the guests in that group are facing. Examples of such topics may include:
- Demystifying addiction
- Powerless and unmanageability
- Relapse prevention
Additionally, gender-specific specialty groups are offered once each week.
Experiential therapy: In order to ensure that all guests benefit from a holistic approach to treatment while engaged in programming at Duffy’s, various experiential therapies can be incorporated into each guest’s overall plan of care as he or she works to defeat an addiction to synthetic marijuana. Examples of the types of experiential therapies offered include:
- Art therapy
- Trust the Process
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- Crossing the Line
- Music and recovery
- Trust-building exercises, including surrender falls
Family therapy: The staff at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab knows that when a person is struggling with an addiction to synthetic marijuana, it does not only affect him or her, but his or her friends and loved ones as well. For this reason, the programming at Duffy’s includes weekly family therapy sessions. These sessions are led by Duffy’s counseling staff and provide guests and their loved ones with an opportunity to learn about addiction, process through how the presence of an addiction had impacted their lives, and work on healing any strain that the addiction may have elicited within the family dynamic. Furthermore, guests have the ability to request private family therapy sessions as they wish.
When a guest’s time at Duffy’s draws to a close, the dedicated staff members work diligently to ensure that a thorough discharge plan is created in order to ensure that he or she receives the continuity of care that he or she needs in order to remain successful in his or her recovery. Duffy’s also works with an offsite service called Full Circle Recovery, whose services are available to all guests who have received 21 or more days of treatment at Duffy’s. As part of the Full Circle Recovery experience, individuals benefit from three months of one-to-one sessions with an addiction specialist, participation in 12-Step groups, and assistance in finding sponsorship.
When individuals take part in programming at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, they become part of an extended family. All guests are treated with the honor, respect, and dignity that they deserve, while also being afforded the life-saving interventions that can help them achieve lifelong sobriety. By offering care that is tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs, the staff at Duffy’s provides education, physical nurturing, and structured discipline so that those who choose to heal at Duffy’s can successfully overcome their addictions to synthetic marijuana and succeed in finding a future that is happy, healthy, and substance-free.
If you or someone in your life is battling an addiction to synthetic marijuana and could benefit from the life-changing and life-saving care that is available at Duffy’s, please do not hesitate to contact the knowledgeable professionals at this premiere treatment center. At Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, the bonds of addiction can be broken and a new life can begin.