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The old saying goes, “different strokes for different folks” – and rehab for synthetic marijuana addiction is no exception.
What works for one person might not necessarily work for the next.
A key part of succeeding in synthetic drug rehab relies on ensuring that you’re in the appropriate type of rehabilitation center for you.
The best way to ensure that you’re getting the specific treatment and care that you need is to do your own research to learn more about your options. Then, get in touch with a rehab placement specialist to learn more about which options are available based on your location, your specific needs, your budget, and several other variables.
The purpose of this page is to give you a rough outline of the most common and most readily available types of rehab around the country, so that you will be more aware of your options when you decide to take the next step towards recovery.
If you’re here to find information for a loved one, you will also find this page very useful.
Certain rehab centers won’t accept somebody who still has to go through the detox process, because it requires more advanced medical supervision, the care of doctors and nurses, and it can be an ugly process. If you’ve ever tried to stop using hard drugs like spice or K2 cold turkey, you know why.
Don’t let that discourage you, however.
There are certain rehab facilities, stand-alone detox clinics, that are designed to deal with this type of situation.
It’s important to find out if the rehab facility you’re looking at is equipped to handle detox or not. If not, they will be able to point you in the right direction regardless, since rehab clinics that don’t handle detox often work hand-in-hand with detox centers to ensure you’re getting the care you need in the safest environment possible.
The principal behind dual diagnosis rehab is that you won’t be able to overcome your addiction unless you deal with the root cause of it. These kinds of facilities often have more psychologists on staff.
The root cause of your addiction could be a rough childhood, self-esteem issues, post-traumatic stress or one of many other possible events that lead to the drug or alcohol addiction in the first place.
In any case, the theory is that even if you’re able to make it through the rehab for a couple of weeks, for a few months, or however long it lasts – once you get back home and settled back into your regular life, if you haven’t addressed the root cause of your addiction then you’re going to find yourself going back to old habits. You may also find yourself seeking the same distractions via drugs that got you into trouble in the first place.
When you address the underlying cause of your synthetic drug addiction, you’re able to overcome it which makes it easier to stay clean and sober for life.
When you hear about celebrities going into rehab (like Demi Moore allegedly did), it’s usually a high-end luxury rehab clinic.
It’s debatable whether they’re more effective or not, but luxury rehabs are definitely more comfortable and luxurious.
It’s kind of like the difference between a normal hotel and a 5-star penthouse suite – this sort of treatment is not necessary, but if you can afford it then it can make the painful process of recovery a little more comfortable.
Because they’re charging so much more money, some luxury rehabs are able to hire more skilled addiction counselors – but that’s not always the case, nor is it written in stone. So it’s still important to do a bit of due diligence.
Rehab for Teenagers
Putting teens into rehab with adults that have been struggling with addiction for their whole lives has its own set of pros and cons.
One positive is that it can serve as a warning to the teens to see what can happen to them if they don’t get it together, but it can also put them into contact with some unsavory characters.
In many cases, though, adult rehab is a bit too grown up for some people, especially if it’s a teen who was caught smoking a joint after school.
Many rehab facilities are geared completely towards teenagers, so they will be among peers who are their own age and working with staff members who specialize in dealing with teenage addiction.
Teenagers are also not as often ‘deep into their addiction’ than adults who have been struggling for years or even decades, and having caretakers who know the ins and outs of dealing specifically with teens who are addicted to drugs can be very beneficial.
Many religious groups sponsor rehab clinics. In fact, it’s probably a lot more common than you might think.
Some religious rehabs are more discrete about the faith-based elements of recovery, whereas others are a lot more forthcoming.
Some religions also use rehab as a recruitment tool to gain new members, which can be seen as taking advantage of people when they’re at their weakest moments, but that’s certainly not the case across the board.
There are many faith-based rehabilitation centers do have a focus on religion, but they allow you to interpret that however you would like, in other words you don’t have to follow “their” God in particular, you can choose to interpret the spiritual elements of the process in a way that is most comfortable to you. You can choose what that higher power means to you, personally.
Faith-based rehab is a viable option for people who can’t afford rehab centers on their own or don’t have insurance that will cover the costs, since the cost is often partially or fully subsidized by the church or the organization running the center.
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