North Tampa Behavioral Health is a leading rehab center for individuals struggling with synthetic marijuana abuse. Located in Wesley Chapel, the expert staff at North Tampa provides lasting recovery through holistic care and comprehensive programming.
Learn more about Synthetic Marijuana Abuse Treatment
Synthetic marijuana has grown in popularity amongst people of all ages, however specifically in teens and young adults. The abuse of this substance creates a potent high that can mimic the high produced by the abuse of traditional marijuana, yet it is much more powerful. Abusing this substance can impact how you function in many different areas of your life, as synthetic marijuana has been known to create mind-altering effects. Thankfully, however, treatment for this form of substance use disorder is available and effective.
At North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital in Florida, we can provide you with the comprehensive treatment necessary to help you defeat your challenges with synthetic marijuana abuse for good.
How To Help A Loved One Enter Inpatient Rehab for Synthetic Marijuana Abuse
If your loved one is struggling with an addiction to synthetic marijuana, it can feel like there is simply no way out. While very difficult to witness, it is imperative to know that there is always something you can be doing to help guide your loved one towards accepting treatment. Even though you might feel as though you have tried it all, consider the following in an effort to help your loved one:
- Collect as much information as possible about synthetic marijuana, educating yourself on the signs, symptoms, and effects that this substance can create. Spend time learning about addiction as a disease so you can foster the appropriate amount of compassion for your loved one.
- Research different treatment centers that can offer assistance to your loved one. Calling and speaking to the admissions department can help you determine if the facility you are interested in can offer the care your loved one needs. Additionally, they can offer you support as you encourage your loved one to obtain treatment.
- Talk with your loved one about the information you have collected. Share with him or her that you are concerned about his or her wellbeing. Do so in a nonjudgmental manner, so as to not threaten or scare him or her. Offer your support and encouragement.
- While your focus might be on your loved one, it is important that you practice good self-care at this time. You will not be able to appropriately support your loved one if you are not taking care of yourself.
Why Should You Consider Inpatient Treatment at North Tampa?
A synthetic marijuana addiction can be highly dangerous simply because the contents of this substance are never truly known, as it is a man-made substance. As a result, you are likely unaware of what chemicals you are placing into your body, which increases your risk of experiencing side effects that can be unpredictable. It is possible to experience an overdose caused by synthetic marijuana abuse, which can be deadly. Additionally, the abuse of this substance can lead to issues at home, at work, and within social circles. However, if you make the decision to reach out for professional treatment, you can stop these effects from occurring and begin reclaiming control of your life.
Rehab Philosophy and Benefits
At North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital, we believe in using an eclectic approach for the treatment of synthetic marijuana addiction. This means we draw from a variety of treatment modalities in order to provide you with the individualized care you deserve. We focus on who you are as an individual, not just the symptoms and effects of your addiction. While working to learn about you and determining the best approach to address your synthetic marijuana addiction, we will do all that we can to help strengthen you physically and mentally. We want to help you achieve a clearer mind, develop better sleeping habits, and improve your nutritional intake. In doing so, we aim to help you avoid relapse and fend off your addictive behaviors. We will do everything possible to help you realize a future that is hopeful and full of potential to succeed.
Types of Therapy We Use to Treat Synthetic Marijuana Abuse
At North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital, we use a variety of treatment modalities to help you begin your recovery. From the moment you enter our program, we will dedicate ourselves to helping you obtain new coping skills, acquire resources, and learn techniques so that you are able to continue to move forward in your rehab efforts and avoid the pitfalls that can lead to relapse.
After a complete evaluation, your treatment team will work with you to determine the most effective treatment plan for your individual needs. This plan may include the use of medications to help you through detox, or to aid you in controlling mental illness symptoms that could otherwise hinder your ability to engage in the therapeutic process.
We provide detox services when necessary, since many individuals who come to us are still physically dependent on synthetic marijuana. Medication management and monitoring are also available 24 hours a day, so if you are experiencing difficulties, we will assist you in easing your discomfort at all times.
We provide individual therapy as needed to help you process issues you may not be ready to disclose in a group setting, and to supply you with individualized attention for your specific needs. This is also a time where you can explore any new issues that you may be just starting to identify.
We also utilize group therapy as a method to increase understanding and provide a group forum in which to process issues with others who may have also endured similar challenges related to the abuse of synthetic marijuana. Our psychoeducational groups provide information about synthetic marijuana addiction and instruction on ways to develop new recovery skills. Our process groups allow you to discuss issues with others who have gone through similar experiences so that you and your peers can heal as a group. Your treatment team will help you decide which groups will be most beneficial for your individual circumstances.
Family involvement is an important component of our treatment process, as family support is critical for your healing. It is likely your treatment plan will include a family consultation which will be used to determine the extent to which family problems exist and to help family members learn about your synthetic marijuana addiction so that they can better support you as you recover. We also provide family members with referrals to community-based resources so that they can continue to work on their own issues, learn more about your addiction, and learn what they can expect after you are discharged from our program.
Our therapists often use techniques from the cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) model, which helps you learn to identify negative, irrational, or illogical thought patterns and replace them with more adaptive ways of thinking.
When your treatment team determines you no longer need the more intensive and structured services provided by an inpatient program, they will collaborate with you to determine the next best step for you to take to be able to continue progressing toward the life you want to lead.
Continuing Care - What Comes Next?
At North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital, we are committed to making sure your discharge plan is as thorough as possible. Sometimes, people aren’t ready to leave the safe environment provided in our program, and they transition into a residential treatment program following discharge. For other individuals who still feel the need for a high level of services while residing at home, our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) may be the best choice for them.
In sum, your needs will be just as carefully considered when your time in inpatient care is complete, as we want nothing more than for you to succeed in overcoming your addiction to synthetic marijuana. Call our staff today to begin making the changes needed to live a sober and happy life.