Rehab for Marijuana Addiction in Melbourne

We are seeing increasing numbers seeking rehabilitation for marijuana addiction at Refocus Melbourne.

Over the last few decades, Marijuana has become more socially acceptable across the western world. This has accelerated recently in part due to its new legalisation in more US states.

Access also became legalised in Victoria in 2016, with doctors being allowed to prescribe the drug under certain medical conditions.

Just because a drug becomes legalised, it doesn’t mean that it is immune from being habit forming and addictive.

Around 9% of people that try marijuana become addicted (source). Most try the drug for the first time in teenage years and pick the drug back up again at some point as they age.

There has been some debate as to whether someone can actually be addicted to marijuana. We know, from our clients and experience, that marijuana addiction is a real thing. You only have to read this linked peer reviewed study from the New England Journal of Medicine which states:

“Despite some contentious discussions regarding the addictiveness of marijuana, the evidence clearly indicates that long-term marijuana use can lead to addiction.”(source)

What often prolongs someone from getting treatment is the myth that they aren’t physically and or mentally addicted to marijuana. When we come to accept that marijuana addiction is a real condition, treatment like rehab can finally be sought.

If you feel that you or someone you love needs help to get off the drug, and rehab is something you’re considering, it’s advised to speak to your GP and get in touch with us here at Refocus for more information. You’re welcome to call (03) 9537 0… to get more information or organise a tour of our Facility.

Please continue reading if you would like to discover more about our program and residential rehab facility.

Marijuana is derived from the cannabis plant, and also known by other names such as pot, mary jane and weed.

It has traditionally been grown in people’s backyards as well as in larger illegal, manufacturing establishments for commercial purposes.

It is known to be recreationally smoked due to its calming and social effects. Scientists have established that the psychoactive effects of the drug are driven by the THC component. It is the THC that plays a role on specific brain receptors that alter behaviour, feelings and thoughts.

People that come to us for marijuana rehab often report the following side effects:
    • Paranoia
    • Decreased cognitive function including brain fog
    • Withdrawal symptoms
    • Memory loss
    • Procrastination
    • Weight gain
    • Decreased motivation
    • Hallucinations
    • Financial hardship
Those that seek rehab for marijuana usually have experienced withdrawal effects in the past making it harder to give up without assistance. Common symptoms include:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Sleeping issues
    • Irritability
    • Headaches
    • Paranoia

Withdrawal symptoms usually indicate an increased need for rehabilitation programs to deal with the disorder. Marijuana addiction is very real to those that are affected.

What is a Marijuana Free Life Like?

Most describe recovering from  addiction as if a giant cloud has been lifted. Guilt disappears and a level of hope arises. Some of the benefits of quitting marijuana:
    • Relationships can be restored with loved ones and friends
    • Money may be able to be saved more easily
    • Weight and health can improve dramatically (due to lower food consumption)
    • Brain fog disappears and energy can increase dramatically
    • New employment and educational opportunities may arise

Most people talk about an increased level of free time that they begin to enjoy once they’ve quit. Free time that enables opportunities to work, study or spend time with friends and family.

It is often the case that after they’ve quit, they begin to see they were depressed or suffered from anxiety before their addiction. The marijuana habit was an unconscious solution to that end.

Our Residential Melbourne Marijuana Rehab Clinic

Our Melbourne rehabilitation program for marijuana use can be instrumental in helping people get off the drug and restart their life in a powerfully positive manner. Our customised 28 day treatment program serves to re-enable people’s abilities to live a life that is craving and drug free.

Our programs include stress management training, group therapy, behavioral therapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and meditation. The right rehab centre will make the transition much easier.

If you would like to talk to the team at Refocus, please give us a call. We are more than happy to have a relaxed chat about the issues that you or a loved one are currently facing.

Our Melbourne Rehab Facility

Many come in to simply check our rehab facility out. As you will see, our facility, unlike many rehab facilities in Melbourne, is a calm and hospitable environment.

We have a maximum of 10 participants at any given time. This allows for a non-crowded, welcoming and serene private setting for recovery.

Each participant has their own private room, in a rehab close to the city in a positive environment. We do not lock our participants away as can be the case with other facilities. 

All meals are provided and group personal training is also available. 

Most of our clients opt for our 28 day program whilst others want and do stay longer. There does seem to be a relationship between length in rehab and a reduced probability of relapse which is why a longer stay is nearly always encouraged.

We have outpatient group programs available to help encourage relapse prevention and solidify our rehab program. Continual support is essential to a drug free life. The program doesn’t end when you walk out the doors at the end of your 28 day stay. We’ll always be on hand to support your recovery.

Please call (03) 9537 0880 for more information and to organise a tour of our facility. If you are reading this on behalf of a loved one, you are more than welcome to call. Feel free to also read our genuine Google reviews online.

Marijuana Addiction Resources

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