Located in the serene hills of San Rafael, Bayside Marin is California’s premier rehabilitation center dedicated to the treatment of marijuana abuse. Bayside Marin blends evidence-based treatments with alternative, holistic modalities to comprehensively treat all aspects of our client’s life.
Learn more about marijuana abuse treatment at Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California
Although the recreational use of marijuana has become legal in some states, the abuse of this substance is still something that causes significant problems in the lives of many individuals throughout the world. Whether ingested by smoking, mixing with food, or brewing as a tea, the use of marijuana provides users with a feeling of being high; of being relaxed and detached from one’s surroundings. These feelings become desired by users, eliciting cravings for continued use. Once this pattern of marijuana abuse has begun, it can be a difficult pattern to break. At Bayside Marin, we recognize how difficult it can be to face each day plagued by the desire and compulsion to use marijuana and have therefore created specialized, effective programming that is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are suffering from this form of chemical dependency. With treatment that is offered in a private, intimate setting overlooking Mount Tamalpais and the beautiful San Francisco Bay, clients who come to Bayside Marin rehab center can be assured that they will receive an unparalleled level of care.
Helping a loved one get treatment for marijuana abuse
Having a family member or loved one who is trapped in the addictive cycle of marijuana abuse can leave you susceptible to experiencing a number of different emotions. It is possible that you have noticed changes in your loved one’s demeanor or personality, or that you have noticed that he or she behaves in ways that are somewhat uncharacteristic of his or her typical behaviors. You may be feeling much worry and concern about what your loved one’s future holds if he or she continues to make his or her use of this substance his or her top priority above all else. While you want to intervene, you may be unsure as to what to steps would be beneficial for you take. Consider the following:
- Educate yourself on the signs and symptoms of marijuana abuse, and learn about the possible effects that can arise when prolonged use of this drug is allowed to occur.
- Confront your loved one with your concerns and provide him or her with the information you have compiled regarding what effects can potentially arise if chronic marijuana use is allowed to persist.
- Research various treatment options and present your findings to your loved one.
- Demonstrate your support and encouragement by offering to accompany your loved one to any appointments that are scheduled for evaluations or tours of different treatment centers.
- Once your loved one has started taking part in treatment, be an active part of his or her therapeutic process by taking part in family therapy sessions, educational classes, support groups etc. The more involved that you are in your loved one’s treatment, the more successful his or her treatment outcomes will likely be.
- Be patient. The road to recovery can be a long one, and your loved one needs you to be as supportive and encouraging as possible throughout the process.
Why consider treatment for marijuana abuse at Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California
Continuing to abuse marijuana for long periods of time can leave individuals vulnerable to experiencing a number of adverse consequences. It is common for people who struggle with marijuana abuse to lose motivation to complete daily tasks and obligations, often causing them to fall behind or to not perform at the expected level occupationally. When this occurs, the potential consequence could be job loss and chronic unemployment, ultimately resulting in the onset of financial strife. The changes in a person’s demeanor and personality that often arise as the result of chronic marijuana abuse can lead to the development of relationship disturbances or can result in social withdrawal and isolation. Sadly, this can lead to further detriments, including things such as familial discord and divorce. Physically, chronic marijuana use can cause health complications to arise quickly, including medical issues such as upper respiratory infections, lung damage, tachycardia, the deterioration of one’s immune system, and the development of certain types of cancer. Fortunately, by participating in appropriate treatment center interventions, people can overcome their compulsion to abuse marijuana and these detriments can be overcome, prevented, or avoided altogether.
Types of marijuana abuse treatment offered at Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California
As a widely respected rehabilitation center and a leader in the field of addiction treatment, Bayside Marin is dedicated to providing premiere treatment services for men and women, aged 18 and older, who are struggling with chemical dependency concerns, such as an addiction to marijuana, or dual diagnosis. Our world-class treatment team includes individuals who are among the most highly skilled recovery professionals in the Bay Area. Bayside Marin’s reputation for excellence stems from the exceptional and comprehensive care that our clients receive. We partner with each client to develop a treatment plan that addresses the issues that are underlying to his or her abuse and then incorporate a blend of traditional and holistic therapies that best suit each client’s specific and unique needs.
When individuals arrive at Bayside Marin struggling with an addiction to marijuana, our compassionate staff creates highly individualized treatment that includes therapeutic interventions that are not only effective, but that are backed by research as being optimal options for care when treating addictions and co-occurring disorders. With treatment goals that are based on the belief that successful recovery encompasses improvement in self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, positive family interaction, vocational productivity, the establishment and attainment of realistic life goals, and healthy lifestyle adjustments, the staff at Bayside Marin incorporates numerous therapeutic and treatment interventions into the holistic care offered in our residential program. The various types of treatment interventions that are provided to clients throughout the residential continuum of care may include the following:
Medical detoxification: For clients who come to Bayside Marin’s marijuana treatment center struggling with a marijuana abuse problem, they will meet with a board-certified medical doctor or nurse practitioner who will conduct a full history and physical in order to determine the most appropriate course of treatment necessary. If there is alcohol or other types of drugs, aside from marijuana, currently present in a client’s system, he or she will likely undergo the process of medical detoxification prior to engaging in the residential rehab programming. Clients are monitored by nurses every 30 minutes initially and then at least once every hour, around the clock, going forward. Medication assisted treatment is also offered as part of the detox process, as the use of certain medications can help clients taper off of their drug of choice gradually and as painlessly as possible.
Medication management: When individuals come to Bayside Marin struggling with addiction symptoms of a co-occurring mental health condition in addition to marijuana dependency, they may be prescribed certain medications in order to alleviate the distressing symptoms they are experiencing. The specific use of medications, however, will always be determined on a case-by-case basis. Clients meet with a psychiatrist at least once each week, and nurses are on staff 24/7 in order to assist with any medication needs that may arise.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions are scheduled for clients twice per week, but additional sessions can be added at any time as needed or when requested. These sessions are designed to be a time for clients to process their journey through treatment and address any concerns that they may be struggling with.
Couples and family therapy: Both couples therapy sessions and family therapy sessions are available to clients on an as-needed basis. Each client’s primary therapist will be responsible for conducting these sessions when they are implemented into a client’s marijuana treatment & rehab plan.
Family program: Recognizing the importance of family involvement in an individual’s recovery process, Bayside Marin is pleased to offer our family program, which is a two-day workshop that meets twice every month. This program is psychoeducational in format and is meant to provide intensive instruction for family members on what their role in their loved one’s recovery should be while also teaching them how they can best be of support to their loved one and still take care of themselves. The family program also allows individuals to develop their own support network by providing them with an opportunity to bond with other family members who are in similar situations.
Group therapy: Group therapy is a key component to the care supplied by the staff at our addiction treatment center, and clients will participate in at least three group sessions each day. The topics covered in these groups may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Alcohol and drug education
- Treatment planning
- Dietary counseling
- Family education
- Discharge planning
- Continuing care planning
Experiential therapy: In order to offer a truly holistic approach to rehab and recovery, Bayside Marin marijuana treatment center offers a number of experiential therapies that are designed to help clients achieve overall wellness. Clients can participate in either yoga or Qi Gong daily, while the other experiential therapies are typically offered once per week. These additional experiential options include:
- Therapeutic gardening
- Art therapy
- Massage therapy
Continuing care and levels of treatment for marijuana abuse
At Bayside Marin, we place a large emphasis on thorough discharge planning. We know that recovery from an addiction to marijuana can be a lifelong journey and so we are dedicated to doing all that we can to empower our clients so that they feel confident about the path they are embarking upon once they complete rehabilitation in our residential program. We have continuing care coordinators who meet with clients during the first few days of their stay in our program and then periodically throughout the duration of their time spent at Bayside Marin. Clients complete detailed discharge packets so that our continuing care coordinators know how to best work with them in order to provide comprehensive referrals and make sure that appropriate follow-up appointments are set prior to a client’s discharge.
Keeping in mind the importance of thorough aftercare planning in regards to maintaining sobriety from the compulsion to use marijuana, Bayside Marin makes sure to involve clients’ family members, referral sources, and marijuana abuse treatment teams in the creation of these continuing care plans. We are pleased to offer 12 months of continuing care and monitoring at no cost to our clients once they have completed treatment. Clients will work with their own recovery coach right after graduating from programming in order to ensure a seamless transition back into their everyday lives. All of the services offered as part of this continuing care program are based solely on the individual needs of each client.
Additionally, Bayside Marin is proud to offer our Recovery and Renewal service which was developed for clients who have already completed treatment at Bayside Marin but wish to come back and check in. These clients are afforded the opportunity to spend a day or two in the program’s milieu in order to help reinvigorate their recovery process.
Why choose Bayside Marin for marijuana abuse treatment
At Bayside Marin Marijuana Treatment Center in California, we feel that once clients have become a part of our family, they remain a part of our family for life. If you or a loved one is in need of services to help in overcoming an addiction to marijuana, look no further than Bayside Marin. We will do everything in our power to help you develop the skills necessary to remain confident in your ability to be successful in your rehab and recovery long-term so that true and lasting healing can be achieved.