Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug in the world. According to the World Health Organisation, around 147 million people use cannabis every year. This means that cannabis addiction is a huge problem and one that needs to be addressed. That’s where cannabis rehab comes in. In this article, we will discuss what cannabis rehab is, why it’s so important, and what you can expect from an inpatient cannabis rehab programme like Sanctuary Lodge.
What is cannabis rehab?
Cannabis rehab is a programme of treatment that helps people stop using cannabis. The aim of cannabis rehab is to help people break their psychological dependence on the drug by identifying the triggers that make them want to take the substance and teaching them how to cope with these triggers without using cannabis.
Cannabis rehab can be delivered in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Inpatient cannabis rehab:
Inpatient cannabis rehab involves staying at a residential rehabilitation centre like Sanctuary Lodge to complete your treatment programme. During this time, you will have no access to cannabis and will be away from any bad influences in your life who might encourage you to use cannabis. This immersive environment means that you can focus solely on your recovery without distractions. You will also benefit from the community atmosphere that an inpatient cannabis rehab programme offers, with each client supporting one another through difficult moments.
Outpatient cannabis rehab:
Outpatient cannabis rehab, on the other hand, allows you to live at home while attending weekly treatment sessions. This type of treatment is usually not as effective as inpatient cannabis rehab because there is a greater chance of relapse. This is because people still have access to cannabis and are still exposed to the same triggers that made them want to use cannabis in the first place.
The benefits of cannabis rehab
Just as a dependence on cannabis can damage every aspect of your life, cannabis rehab can have a positive impact on every aspect of your life. Cannabis rehab can help you to:
- Improve your physical and mental health
- Repair relationships with family and friends
- Perform better in education or employment
- Improve your physical and mental health
- Reduce the risk of legal problems
- Save money and improve your financial situation
Whatever your reasons for wanting to stop your cannabis use, cannabis rehab can be completely life-changing. There is no better time to change your life than right now, so if you are ready to take the first step, get in touch with Sanctuary Lodge today.
What does Sanctuary Lodge cannabis rehab involve?
Sanctuary Lodge is a residential rehabilitation centre that offers a comprehensive inpatient cannabis rehab programme. Upon admission, you will receive a full medical assessment so that our team can get a detailed picture of your overall health, underlying medical conditions and the state of your condition.
Once you have been through cannabis detox and broken your physical dependence on cannabis, you will then begin your cannabis recovery treatment programme. The treatment programme at Sanctuary Lodge is based on the 12-step model of recovery with both one-to-one and group therapy.
One-to-one therapy will give you the opportunity to explore the underlying causes of your cannabis dependence with a qualified therapist. At Sanctuary Lodge, our therapists have been through recovery themselves so they understand what you are going through and can offer first-hand advice and guidance.
Group therapy, on the other hand, will allow you to share your experiences and learn from others who are going through the same thing as you. These are very important sessions both for cannabis recovery and for helping you to bond with the other clients. This creates a community atmosphere where people help and support each other.
We also provide a number of other therapies and treatment approaches, all of which can help you to develop new skills and address different aspects of your condition. These include:
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy)
- Meditation techniques
- Gong Bath Therapy
- Ear acupuncture
- Yoga Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Mindfulness techniques
Sanctuary Lodge has nineteen en-suite bedrooms, an on-site gym available to all residents, quiz nights and many other fantastic facilities and activities to help make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Get in touch with us today to find out more about our cannabis rehab programmes and the benefits of completing rehab at Sanctuary Lodge.
Aftercare and relapse prevention.
When you have completed your drug rehab programme at Sanctuary Lodge, you will be given a comprehensive aftercare plan to help you stay on track with your recovery. This includes weekly group therapy sessions and access to our Alumni network. The Alumni network is a great resource to stay in touch with other clients who have completed our cannabis rehab programme and offers ongoing support and advice on relapse prevention.
Relapse occurs when you start using cannabis again after completing treatment. It is important to be aware of the risk of relapse and to have a plan in place to prevent it from happening. Some tips for relapse prevention include:
- Attending aftercare sessions
- Staying away from old friends who still use cannabis
- Finding new hobbies and interests
- Leaning on support networks, including our Alumni group and your own friends and family
- Using the techniques and methods you learned during treatment
Relapse is not a failure but part of the recovery process. If you do relapse, don’t let it completely derail your progress. The road to recovery is a life-long journey with various challenges and obstacles. Remember what you learned in rehab, take advantage of the support available to you and get back on track.
Tips for a successful cannabis rehab
Cannabis rehab is incredibly rewarding but can also be challenging. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your time in rehab:
Commit to the cannabis rehab programme
Putting all your energy and effort into your cannabis rehab programme will give you the best chance of success. This means being willing to put in the hard work and dedication required to overcome your condition and start a new life free of cannabis. You need to be honest with your therapist and open up about your experiences, thoughts and feelings. This will help them to understand your condition better and focus on your specific needs.
Get to know the other people in cannabis rehab
One of the great things about cannabis rehab is that you will meet other people who are going through the same thing as you. This is the perfect opportunity to support and learn from each other both in group therapy sessions and during free time. The bonds you form in cannabis rehab can help you get through the process and also provide you with vital support after your leave.
Involve your loved ones
The support of friends and family can make all the difference during cannabis rehab. At Sanctuary Lodge, we offer family therapy sessions which provide an opportunity for you to communicate with your loved ones about your dependence and recovery. This can help to improve relationships and give everyone a better understanding of what you are going through. It can also help repair any damage that has been caused by your cannabis reliance so that you can move forward together.
How to help a loved one into cannabis rehab
If you are worried about a loved one’s cannabis use, it is important to have an open and honest conversation with them. Show them that you are there for them and offer your support. If they are resistant to the idea of going into cannabis rehab, you cannot force them, as rehab will be unsuccessful if they are not ready to change.
If you are unable to convince them at this point, don’t worry. Hopefully, with further thought and reflection, just you voicing your concerns will be enough for them to eventually recognise they need help.
During this time, it is imperative that you don’t enable their cannabis use. This means not buying them cannabis, hiding their stash or making excuses for their behaviour. If you enable their addiction, it will only make it harder for them to eventually accept they have a problem and seek the treatment they need.
What to do next
If you or a loved one needs cannabis rehab, there is no better time than now to get started. At Sanctuary Lodge, we have the facilities and experienced staff to provide you with everything you need to achieve long-term recovery.
If you would like to find out more about our cannabis rehab programme or any of the other services we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.