Located in the serene hills of San Rafael, Bayside Marin is California’s premier rehabilitation center dedicated to the treatment of synthetic 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 synthetic marijuana abuse treatment at Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California
The abuse of synthetic marijuana can cause several life-threatening health risks if treatment is not sought to end this type of substance abuse concern. The false marketing of this drug as a safe and legal alternative to marijuana can entice individuals to abuse it and ultimately result in a pattern of self-destructive, substance-using behaviors that can seem inescapable. Considering the newness of this drug, the long-term risks are not yet fully known. However, the short-term costs to one’s livelihood are known and can be quite impactful and, in some cases, have even resulted in death. Attempting to cease one’s use of synthetic marijuana can be ripe with obstacles when it is done without the assistance of knowledgeable professionals who can provide the skills and resources needed to defeat a synthetic marijuana abuse problem. When a substance addiction problem of this kind is cared for via effective treatment, those who abuse synthetic marijuana can be successful in living their lives without this dangerous drug.
At Bayside Marin in California, we understand the anguish that occurs when an individual is abusing synthetic marijuana. For this reason, and in order to help these people achieve the lives they desire, we are proud to offer the effective rehab that is needed to help individuals with chemical dependency concerns truly heal and recover in a lasting way. Let our staff of compassionate and knowledgeable professionals assist you or someone you care about in coming to realize an existence that is not dictated by the voracious cycle of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.
Helping a loved one get treatment for synthetic marijuana abuse
Becoming aware that a person you care about is abusing synthetic marijuana can trigger a variety of emotions. You may feel fear, worry, anger, and even sadness when witnessing a loved struggle to abstain from using this substance, all the while wondering what you can do to help your loved one end this cycle of self-destruction. Below are some steps that you, a concerned friend or family member, can take to get your loved one the help he or she needs:
- Educate yourself about the risks associated with synthetic marijuana abuse. Because it is near impossible to know the true chemical composition of this drug, it is important to recognize when your loved one is in need of emergency medical attention.
- Research viable treatment options that are able to effectively care for your loved one. It is also a good idea to consider a substance abuse treatment center that is able to care for mental health conditions as well, as many individuals who abuse substances are often grappling with psychological distress at the same time.
- Discuss the need for treatment with your loved one in an empathetic and compassionate manner. The person you care about may initially be resistant to seeking treatment, however, by conveying your concerns and discussing the benefits of treatment, he or she may be more inclined to take what you are saying to heart.
- Offer to reach out to your loved one’s treatment & rehab center of choice so that he or she can ask any questions that he or she may have about the therapeutic process.
- If your loved one feels more comfortable attending his or her initial assessment with you, agree to go. This is great way to show support.
Once your loved one is engaged in a treatment program, it is beneficial for you to attempt to be part of the recovery process. Attend family sessions, offer words of encouragement, and learn how you can help your loved one remain successful in his or her recovery once treatment is complete.
Why consider treatment for synthetic marijuana abuse at Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California
The long-term effects of abusing synthetic marijuana are not yet known. However, with an increase in emergency rooms visits by individuals who have needed medical care after using this dangerous drug, the short-term effects have been realized. A staggering number of synthetic marijuana users have reported terrifying episodes of psychosis after abusing this substance. Additionally, some people have had heart attacks, strokes, experienced an overdose, and some have even died suddenly after abusing synthetic marijuana. Mental health condition symptoms have also manifested for some individuals after abuse of this drug, with some people experiencing ideations of suicide and resorting to self-harm as a means of coping with their inner turmoil. As with other forms of substance abuse, these same individuals have experienced a decline in their occupational performance, conflict with loved ones, and other such adversities when the synthetic marijuana addiction has taken center stage in their lives. Thankfully, there are treatment centers that exist that can offer new hope to synthetic marijuana abusers and their concerned loved ones. With care and support from experienced professionals, abusers of this drug can become well again and live recovered lives.
Types of synthetic marijuana abuse treatment offered at Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California
With an unparalleled dedication to providing high-class care to men and women, aged 18 and older, Bayside Marin has solidified its status as a leading provider of addiction and dual diagnosis treatment. Understanding that those who abuse synthetic marijuana are often suffering from mental health concerns at the same time, the various treatment modalities and techniques that we utilize within our innovative programming treat the whole person, not just an addiction or the symptoms of a mental health disorder. We believe that truly effective care must be holistic and incorporate a wide range of approaches in order to successfully treat all of the concerns that plague our clients most.
Individualized treatment planning that is catered to meet the unique needs of each client is cornerstone to the care supplied by our staff of compassionate, knowledgeable, and experienced professionals. Rehabilitation planning at Bayside Marin Treatment Center is a collaborative effort that includes feedback from both our staff and the clients entrusted into our care so that the men and women who come to Bayside Marin will experience the most positive treatment outcomes. Our mission to make the therapeutic process, as well as the outcomes of treatment, positive is fulfilled by improving each of our client’s self-esteem, relationships with others, productivity, and ability to live a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, we are steadfast in helping our clients set attainable goals while in treatment and for the future so as to instill the belief that a history of addiction and mental illness do not have to be barriers for achieving personal ambitions. When clients partake in our state-of-the-art residential program, the following therapeutic approaches can be woven into their personalized treatment plans:
Medical detoxification: A long-standing addiction to certain drugs and/or alcohol will likely lead to physical dependence. When clients come to Bayside Marin for treatment, yet require assistance in overcoming withdrawal after developing a dependence upon substances, medical detoxification services will be implemented into their treatment plans and will take place prior to engaging in our residential programming. Medical staff are on hand 24/7 to monitor the health of each client receiving detox and, when necessary, will utilize certain medications in order to make this process as comfortable and painless as possible.
Medication management: When an individual is battling a mental health condition at the same time as battling chemical dependency concerns, the use of certain medications may be incorporated into his or her synthetic marijuana treatment plan while at Bayside Marin. The recommendation for medication management services will be based on the needs of each client and meetings with a psychiatrist will occur each week to monitor how clients respond to any medications prescribed. Our caring nurses are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist in monitoring each client’s progress while taking medication(s).
Individual therapy: One-to-one sessions with a mental health professional can be a time for clients to process their thoughts, feelings, emotions, and triumphs while at Bayside Marin. These sessions take place twice per week or more if it is deemed necessary for a client’s progress.
Couples and family therapy: Available on an as-needed basis, Bayside Marin Rehab & Treatment Center offers couples and family therapy sessions. These sessions are conducted by each client’s primary therapist and can be a time to improve communication and foster a greater sense of support between clients and their loved ones.
Group therapy: A core component to the care offered at Bayside Marin is group counseling. Each client will partake in group therapy sessions at least three times per day, which feature the following topics:
- Dietary counseling
- Family education
- Discharge planning
- Continuing care planning
- Treatment planning
- Substance abuse education
Experiential therapy: True holistic treatment involves the inclusion of experiential therapies. Bayside Marin’s care includes these therapies as a way to help clients realize the connection between their minds, bodies, and spirits. Offered once per week, the following experiential therapies are featured at Bayside Marin:
- Massage therapy
- Art therapy
- Therapeutic gardening
Family program: Bayside Marin is proud to offer a program for the family members and loved ones of the clients we treat. This program, which features psychoeducational opportunities, occurs two times per month and assists those closest to our clients in understanding their roles during the recovery process. This specialized rehab program also helps family members and loved ones in establishing their own networks of support and provides a forum to relate and bond with others who have endured similar struggles.
Continuing care and levels of treatment for synthetic marijuana abuse
At Bayside Marin, we are dedicated to making sure that our clients remain successful in their recovery process long after receiving treatment at our center. To us, this dedication lies in the thorough discharge planning we do and the continuing care options that we offer to our clients and their loved ones.
During the first few days of treatment, our continuing care coordinators meet with clients to begin the process of preparing for discharge. These staff members will also periodically meet with clients during treatment to check in on their progress in order to determine what each client’s needs will be upon leaving Bayside Marin. Detailed discharge packets are created with the input from our clients, and our continuing care coordinators will put forth their best efforts to ensure that the most appropriate referrals are made. Additionally, if any follow-up appointments are needed, these same staff members will schedule them so as to make the discharge process as streamlined and as simple as possible.
Bayside Marin also offers each client and their loved ones 12 months of free continuing care once a client completes his or her treatment. A rehab & recovery coach is assigned to each client upon graduating from our residential care and will work with clients and family members to ensure that they are receiving ample support and the resources needed to continue the positive progress made while at Bayside Marin. Any and all services recommended are based on the needs of clients and their loved ones, and each person involved in this after care program is encouraged to adhere to treatment recommendations and update the recovery coach on new concerns so as to prevent relapse and other hindrances in the recovery process.
Yet another facet of continuing care offered by Bayside Marin is the Recovery and Renewal service. This service is for alumni to return to Bayside Marin to rejuvenate the skills needed to help them remain successful in their recovery journeys. Former clients can spend a few days in the program’s milieu and, once again, leave Bayside Marin with the confidence required to remain steadfast on the road towards a healthier lifestyle.
Why choose Bayside Marin for synthetic marijuana abuse treatment
At Bayside Marin in California, we want to afford our clients with the best opportunities for achieving the recovered lives they deserve. If you or a loved one is abusing synthetic marijuana or another substance, your search for a world-class treatment provider is over. As a center that offers superior and effective care, we can help you or your loved one come to realize a healed existence that can lead to a bright and happy future that is not restricted by the presence of unmanaged mental health symptoms and chemical dependency concerns. We are here to help.