Experiential Therapy-Centered Synthetic Marijuana Abuse Treatment in the Northeast

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

Learn More About Synthetic Marijuana Abuse Treatment

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

Synthetic marijuana is a somewhat newer substance that has been infiltrating the Northeast and the United States at a rapid pace. Individuals of all ages, specifically young people, have abused this substance for the potent effects it produces. When someone becomes addicted to synthetic marijuana, all aspects of his or her life can experience a significant decline as his or her use becomes more important than everything and everyone else within his or her life. The many consequences of synthetic marijuana addiction can derail one’s life entirely. However, it is important to know that there is treatment available for individuals who want to stop their synthetic marijuana addiction.

At Huntington Creek Recovery Center in Pennsylvania, we understand the pain that comes along with a synthetic marijuana addiction, and we realize how challenging it can be to defeat this destructive behavior. Therefore, we have developed specialized programming that is supplied within an environment that can help promote success in defeating an addiction to this substance.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for synthetic marijuana abuse

When you have a loved one who is addicted to a substance such as synthetic marijuana, you will likely struggle with your own challenges as well. This can include having overpowering feelings of guilt or responsibility for your loved one, as you likely want to help him or her but do not know how to do so. You may have tried a number of things that have gone on to not work, which has impacted your confidence in being able to help him or her. However, there are always things that you can be doing to help encourage your loved one to obtain treatment. Some of these things can include the following:

  • Obtain as much information about synthetic marijuana as you possibly can, including what chemicals it contains, the effects that it can produce, and the signs and symptoms of synthetic marijuana abuse. Also, spend time learning about addiction as a disease. By doing this, you can start to understand why your loved one is behaving in the manner that he or she is, as well as how you can be effective in bringing about positive change.
  • Spend time researching rehab centers that offer care for your loved one’s synthetic marijuana addiction. Talk to your loved one about what results you find, and supply any and all assistance to help make this transition flawless.
  • When talking to your loved one, do everything you can to encourage him or her to obtain an assessment at the very least. He or she can do this at a rehab center that you have located, and doing so can help him or her feel encouraged.
  • Be sure to get help for yourself. While your primary focus has likely been on your loved one, his or her addiction to synthetic marijuana has likely impacted you as well. This means that you should take time for yourself so you can relax and engage in self-care to help battle the challenges ahead.

Why Consider Treatment

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

Synthetic marijuana addiction is very dangerous, specifically because it is a manmade substance that has contents that will vary based on how it is produced. Therefore, users never truly understand the types of effects they will develop when using it. There have been reports of death from a one-time use of synthetic marijuana. The longer that an addiction to this substance persists, the more likely users will experience serious consequences to their overall health and wellbeing. For example, an addiction to this substance can cause heart attack, self-harming behaviors, stroke, psychosis, family conflict, and hospitalization. This type of addiction can also aggravate preexisting mental health conditions. In addition, when someone is addicted to synthetic marijuana, his or her work performance, home life, and social life can start to deteriorate. However, by receiving effective treatment from a reputable addiction rehab center, individuals who are struggling with synthetic marijuana addiction can avoid these consequences and/or reverse them before they grow more severe.

Types of Treatment

Types of synthetic marijuana abuse 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 Huntington Creek Recovery Center brings a level of experience and expertise in the realm of addictions that are bar none when compared to other rehab centers in Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeast. This compassionate team of professionals includes a clinical director, a clinical supervisor, a psychologist, primary counselors, counselor’s assistants, residential technicians, a recreational therapist, and an acupuncturist. 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 our rehab 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 Huntington Creek Recovery 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 synthetic marijuana:

Detoxification services: When individuals come to our addiction rehab center with substances of abuse actively in their systems, such as synthetic 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 synthetic 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 synthetic 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 synthetic 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:

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

All of the group topics are patient-driven, meaning that the topics discussed will be catered to 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 synthetic marijuana or other substances. Examples of such therapeutic interventions can include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

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 synthetic marijuana head-on and feel confident in their ability to maintain sobriety.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for synthetic marijuana abuse

Because the road to lasting sobriety is not one that ends upon the completion of rehab, the staff at Huntington Creek Recovery Center is dedicated to providing patients with thorough discharge planning so that the gains they made in rehab 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 synthetic 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 synthetic marijuana rule your or your loved one’s life; get help today.

What our clients are saying

After abusing synthetic marijuana for so long, I was starting to experience the detrimental side effects. It was then I sought help for my drug abuse at Huntington Creek and was able to achieve lasting recovery.

– Former Patient
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