Experiential Therapy-Centered Marijuana Abuse Treatment in the Northeast

Huntington Creek Recovery Center has been a trusted provider of marijuana abuse treatment since 1972. Combining evidence-based practices and experiential-based therapies, Huntington Creek provides the most effective, transformative treatment for men and women who are struggling with marijuana abuse.

Learn More About Marijuana Abuse Treatment

Learn more about marijuana abuse treatment at Huntington Creek Recovery Center in the Northeast

Marijuana is one of the most abused substances within Pennsylvania and the United States, as the effects of this substance can be extremely pleasing. The effects that are produced through the abuse of marijuana, which is also referred to as pot or weed, cause individuals to keep abusing this substance over and over. However, the prolonged use of this substance can cause significant damages within all aspects of one’s life.

At Huntington Creek Recovery Center in Pennsylvania, we know how hard it can be to overcome the compulsion to keep abusing marijuana, which is exactly why we have developed specialized programming that can help individuals address the specific treatment needs that they might have. Pushing past a marijuana abuse problem is possible, and at Huntington Creek Recovery Center, we can make recovery a reality.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for marijuana abuse

When a loved one is addicted to or is frequently abusing marijuana, it can be exceptionally worrisome and overwhelming. You likely have experienced the damage that marijuana abuse can cause, and it is also likely that you are anxiety-ridden regarding what your loved one’s continued marijuana abuse can lead to. However, even if your loved one seemingly will not stop his or her marijuana abuse, there are things that you can do to help him or her put an end to his or her addiction:

  • Learn as much about marijuana abuse, the disease of addiction, and the signs and symptoms that marijuana can have on your loved one.
  • It is critical that you communicate your concerns to your loved one. Explain specific instances where his or her marijuana abuse has impacted his or her life or yours in a negative manner. Understand that your loved one might be defensive at this time, and remind yourself to remain calm and understanding.
  • Research different rehab centers so that you can be prepared to help your loved one when he or she reaches out for it. Share the information you have gathered with your loved one and offer to assist him or her in any way possible.
  • Encourage your loved one to receive treatment. Help him or her feel comfortable getting the help he or she needs by offering to assist with things at home, such as setting up child care and managing bills.
  • When your loved one decides to get treatment, do everything you can to help him or her in ways that will be of the most support to him or her. This can include partaking in family sessions, continually reaching out and contacting him or her, and practicing good self-care.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for marijuana abuse at Huntington Creek Recovery Center in the Northeast

The use of marijuana can easily become one’s main focus within his or her life, causing him or her to grapple with a decline in functionality. For example, someone who is abusing this substance can have trouble performing to expectations at work, causing job loss or demotion. One’s relationships can also suffer, as his or her marijuana abuse can stand in the way of upholding healthy relationships with friends, family, and loved ones. Additionally, significant health effects can develop in those who are abusing this substance, including upper respiratory infections, lung damage, and a weakened immune system. However, those who seek out treatment and receive rehab for their marijuana abuse or addiction can decrease the effects they experience, if not avoid them completely.

Types of Treatment

Types of marijuana abuse treatment offered at Huntington Creek Recovery Center in the Northeast

Nestled on nearly 40 acres of land in the beautiful mountains of Pennsylvania, Huntington Creek Recovery Center is the Northeast’s premier luxury rehab center that promotes a sense of peace and serenity as individuals receive treatment for drug and/or alcohol addictions. Men and women aged 18 and older can partake in all-inclusive, evidence-based care that is designed to help them successfully overcome their addictive behaviors and move forward in a life of hope, happiness, and sobriety.

The clinical staff at our rehab center brings a level of experience and expertise in the realm of addictions that are bar none when compared to other treatment centers. This compassionate team of professionals includes a clinical director, a clinical supervisor, a psychologist, primary counselors, counselor’s assistants, residential technicians, and a recreational therapist. All of these individuals are experts in their fields and provide a level of kindness and empathy that helps individuals truly overcome their challenges. In addition, all of the staff members at Huntington Creek Recovery Center are required to meet a number of hours for continuing education, which means that they are knowledgeable in the advances that are being made in the treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders. This allows patients the comfort of knowing that they are receiving the best care possible. Furthermore, a staff member is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is designed to focus on trauma as it relates to addiction.

Each patient who receives care at our addiction rehab center benefits from the creation of an individualized treatment plan that is crafted specifically to meet his or her needs, concerns, and treatment goals. The following may be included in these individualized treatment plans when individuals are working to overcome an addiction to marijuana:

Detoxification services: When individuals come to rehab center with substances of abuse actively in their systems, such as marijuana, they will typically need to begin the treatment process by first participating in detoxification services. Also known as detox, this process allows individuals to have drugs or alcohol effectively removed from their bodies while remaining as comfortable as possible. The detox staff at Huntington Creek Recovery Center consists of a medical director, a physician’s assistant, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses, who all work to ensure the safety of each patient. While receiving care in the detox unit, patients will also be afforded full access to the clinical treatment program.

Medication management: Individuals who are suffering from symptoms of a co-occurring mental health disorder in addition to their battle with marijuana addiction may require certain medications in order to alleviate their distressing symptoms. During their first week in programming, patients will receive an assessment from a psychologist which will determine whether or not they are in need of medication or would benefit from further sessions with the psychologist. If medications are prescribed, the medical director and nurses will provide medication management services.

Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions occur in a one-to-one forum where a patient meets confidentially with his or her primary counselor. When struggling with an addiction to marijuana, individual therapy sessions can be an ideal place for patients to process through what they are learning in treatment, as well as to discuss any concerns they have or any trials they are facing. These sessions are held at least two or three times per week.

Group therapy: Group therapy is another extremely beneficial medium for individuals who are working on recovering from an addiction to marijuana. In this setting, patients can benefit from being surrounded by peers who are facing challenges that are similar to their own. This can serve to provide a sense of comfort as men and women come to realize that they are not alone in their struggles, and therefore do not have to feel isolated. It can also be an optimal setting for individuals to give and receive support and encouragement to and from one another. Group therapy sessions are held daily and can include the following:

  • Trauma group
  • Psychoeducational groups
  • Anxiety group
  • Gender-specific groups
  • 12-Step topic groups
  • Open therapy groups
  • Coping skills group

All of the group topics are patient-driven, meaning that the topics discussed will be catered the individuals who are participating in the group. As such, additional, substance-specific groups can be held, such as opioid-specific groups, alcohol-specific groups, etc.

Family therapy: Family therapy sessions are conducted by either a patient’s primary counselor or a family therapist and are held on an as-needed basis depending on each person’s individualized treatment plan. Pending the patient’s consent, his or her family members can be updated on his or her treatment progress each week. Additionally, family members are highly encouraged to be involved in treatment during weekly family visits. During visitation time, family members will also have the opportunity to participate in an educational lecture, though it is not required.

Experiential therapy: In order to offer patients the opportunity to receive a holistic approach to care, Huntington Creek Recovery Center implements a number of experiential therapies into the overall course of programming when individuals are working to overcome an addiction to marijuana or other substances. Examples of such therapeutic interventions can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Nature walks
  • Mini golfing
  • Team-building exercises
  • Biofeedback bed
  • AA meetings
  • NA meetings
  • Gym time
  • Hiking
  • Patient outings
  • Campfire groups
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga
  • Meditation

Additionally, a ropes course is included in the experiential therapy options offered at our rehab center. The ropes course can be viewed as a tangible way of confronting the obstacles that individuals face in early recovery. Working together, patients can develop communication skills, enhance team-building abilities, learn to give and receive constructive criticism, and learn how to utilize a support group. This can be a wonderful way for patients to learn to combat their addictions to marijuana head-on and feel confident in their ability to maintain sobriety.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for marijuana abuse

Because the road to lasting sobriety is not one that ends upon the completion of treatment, the staff at our addiction rehab center is dedicated to providing patients with thorough discharge planning so that the gains they made in treatment will continue to be expanded upon. As such, the aftercare planning is viewed as a critical part of programming and begins within the first week of a patient’s admission into treatment. As a part of the assessment process, the treatment team will consult about what the best environment for each patient’s recovery may be. They pay special attention to the barriers that may exist in the patient’s ability to achieve recovery from an addiction to marijuana, and are careful to arrange aftercare plans accordingly. Several factors are taken into consideration when planning aftercare, which may include financial resources available to the patient, the stability of his or her home environment, the progress that he or she makes in treatment, any potential legal concerns, his or her motivation for recovery, the need for follow-up medical care that may include medication assisted treatment options, and the presence of any co-occurring disorders. By receiving this comprehensive continuing care plan, patients can feel confident in facing any challenges that they have when they return home, which ultimately helps them maintain sobriety in their own environment.

By participating in the care offered at Huntington Creek Recovery Center in Pennsylvania, the men and women of the Northeast can overcome their destructive behaviors and return to a life that is free of the compulsion to use substances. Do not continue to let marijuana rule your or your loved one’s life; get help today.

What our clients are saying

I was abusing marijuana to the point where I would solely rely on it whenever I was having low points in my life. The staff at Huntington Creek was able to help me find alternatives in feeling better.

– Former Patient
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