Marijuana Addiction Treatment in Thailand

Get Help for Your Weed Problem

If marijuana addiction has become a problem in your life, you’re in the right place. Miracles Asia rehab is a great choice as a place where we understand your struggle and know how to help with your cannabis addiction.

It might have started out as a harmless, fun thing to do – smoking the occasional joint at a party. It seemed innocent and getting high was enjoyable and exciting. Most people, in fact, can just stick to getting high from time to time and it’s not a problem. However, for those of us who have the disease of addiction, marijuana can turn into trouble. It becomes a need – not just a want – and life can become miserable.

Marijuana addiction treatment in our luxury rehab in Thailand is an excellent choice to start your healing journey in a safe, confidential environment. By making the decision to come to us you’re proving that you deserve it, that you are worthy of a safe way to start your recovery from cannabis addiction in a beautiful, tranquil environment where you will receive a combination of great hospitality and the highest quality care.

At Miracles Asia, our highly qualified addiction specialists are dedicated to providing you with personalised, comprehensive treatment.

Our cannabis addiction treatment center in Thailand will help you overcome your addiction and get your life back on track so that you can begin living life again, drug free.

What is Cannabis / Marijuana?

Generally, there is no difference between marijuana and cannabis and the two terms are often used to describe the same thing. Cannabis describes cannabis products in general. Marijuana specifically refers to cannabis products that are made from the dried flowers, leaves, stems and seeds of the cannabis plant.

Marijuana is the most commonly used addictive drug after tobacco and alcohol. Its use is widespread among young people. There are many names for it:

  • Bhang
  • Hemp
  • Tea
  • Reefer
  • Hashish
  • Pot
  • Grass
  • Weed
  • Dope
  • Ganja
  • Herb
  • Sinsemilla
  • Maui Wowie
  • Maryjane
  • Acapulco Gold.

The cannabis plant contains the mind-altering chemical THC and other similar compounds.THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the high sensation. It can be consumed by smoking cannabis. It’s also available in oils, edibles, tinctures, capsules, and more.

Side Effects of Marijuana & Signs of Addiction

Short-Term Effects

When a person smokes marijuana, THC quickly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream. The blood carries the chemical to the brain and other organs throughout the body. The body absorbs THC more slowly when the person eats or drinks it. In that case, they generally feel the effects after 30 minutes to 1 hour.

THC acts on specific brain cell receptors that ordinarily react to natural THC-like chemicals. These natural chemicals play a role in normal brain development and function.

Marijuana over activates parts of the brain that contain the highest number of these receptors. This causes the "high" that people feel. Other effects include:

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Altered senses (for example, seeing brighter colors)

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Altered sense of time

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Changes in mood

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Impaired body movement

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Difficulty with thinking and problem-solving

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Impaired memory

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Hallucinations (when taken in high doses)

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Delusions (when taken in high doses)

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Psychosis (risk is highest with regular use of high potency marijuana).

Long-Term Effects

Marijuana also affects brain development. When people begin using marijuana as teenagers, the drug may impair thinking, memory, and learning functions and affect how the brain builds connections between the areas necessary for these functions. Researchers are still studying how long marijuana’s effects last and whether some changes may be permanent.

Marijuana use may have a wide range of effects, both physical and mental.

Physical Effects

  • Breathing problems. Marijuana smoke irritates the lungs, and people who smoke marijuana frequently can have the same breathing problems as those who smoke tobacco. These problems include daily cough and phlegm, more frequent lung illness, and a higher risk of lung infections.
  • Increased heart rate. Marijuana raises heart rate for up to 3 hours after smoking. This effect may increase the chance of heart attack. Older people and those with heart problems may be at higher risk.
  • Problems with child development during and after pregnancy. If a pregnant woman uses marijuana, the drug may affect certain developing parts of the fetus’s brain. Children exposed to marijuana in the womb have an increased risk of problems with attention, memory and problem-solving compared to unexposed children.
  • Intense nausea and vomiting. Regular, long-term marijuana use can lead to some people to develop Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome. This causes users to experience regular cycles of severe nausea, vomiting, and dehydration, sometimes requiring emergency medical attention.

Mental Effects

Long-term marijuana use has been linked to mental illness in some people, such as:

  • Temporary hallucinations
  • Temporary paranoia
  • Worsening symptoms in patients with schizophrenia—a severe mental disorder with symptoms such as hallucinations, paranoia, and disorganized thinking.

Marijuana use has also been linked to other mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among teens. However, study findings have been mixed.

Signs of Cannabis Addiction

  • You need to smoke more, or stronger weed, to get high
  • Your relationships with family and friends are negatively affected
  • You suffer from anxiety, depression or paranoia
  • You are unable to function without cannabis
  • You need to smoke cannabis daily, and often and over a longer period than you intended
  • You experience paranoia and hallucinations
  • You lose interest in socialising and other fun activities
  • You get into debt or experience hardship to fund your addiction
  • You’re unable to stop smoking weed in spite of trying over and over to cut down or stop
  • You get anxious or irritable when you can’t smoke cannabis.

Many people believe that marijuana is a harmless plant and smoking it is just fine. This belief is supported by widespread law changes relating to its legality, plus medical marijuana advocacy is leading to more permissive beliefs. However, research supports the fact that smoking marijuana use can have major consequences that can destroy lives.

Marijuana affects the central nervous system, internal organs and immunity and studies show that 6.3 percent of adults meet the diagnostic criteria for cannabis addiction. People with mental health disorders or a family history of addiction are more at risk. Research shows that individuals who start cannabis use in their teens or as young adults can impair the development of their brains.

Cannabis causes your brain and body to adjust to its constant presence. If you have been a heavy or long-term cannabis user, you may feel withdrawal symptoms like cravings, mood swings, irritability, insomnia and appetite fluctuations when you try to quit.

Even if you feel you are not addicted to marijuana, if you use it often enough, your use may become routine and will have consequences. If you notice you can’t enjoy certain activities without getting high, it might be time to think about whether weed is, in fact, a problem and consider a marijuana addiction rehab.

Short Term Consequences of Addiction:

  • Short-term memory issues
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Coordination problems
  • Hallucinations
  • Loss of sense of identity
  • Lowered reaction time
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Sexual problems, loss of libido.

 

Long Term Consequences:

 

  • Reduction in IQ (especially with early onset use)
  • Poor school performance
  • Lack of ability to learn or perform complex tasks
  • Dependence
  • Cross addiction to other substances or behaviors
  • Relationship problems
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Antisocial behaviour like theft dishonesty
  • Financial problems
  • Welfare dependence
  • Unemployment.

What Happens When You Smoke Cannabis?

When you smoke cannabis, the active ingredient, THC, passes quickly from the lungs into the bloodstream, which carries the substance to the brain and other organs in the body. THC is absorbed more slowly when taken through food or drink.

Regardless of how THC is ingested, the substance acts specifically on the brain’s cannabinoid receptor sites. These receptors, which are normally activated by THC-like chemicals produced naturally by the body, are part of the brain’s communication network, called the endocannabinoid system, which plays an important role in normal brain development and function.

Most cannabinoid receptors are found in parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, sensory and time perception, and co-ordinated movement. Marijuana over-activates the endocannabinoid system, causing the ‘high’ and other effects that users experience, such as:

  • Altered perceptions and mood
  • Impaired coordination
  • Difficulty with thinking and problem solving
  • Disrupted learning and difficulty recollecting memories
  • Increased appetite.

If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, you might want to consider marijuana addiction treatment in Thailand.

Marijuana Addiction Rehab in Thailand

At Miracles, we are known for our small, family atmosphere. Here, we’re a community, and we will welcome you with open arms when you arrive. Each person you have contact with will make time to get to know you as a unique individual. We’re not like big rehabs where you can get lost in the crowd. We are a boutique rehab with up to six residents at a time, so you can easily get to know others who are on the same journey.

Our therapy groups are small and intimate, making it easier for you to share your experiences while you start your journey of recovery in a safe, secure environment while you do your marijuana addiction treatment in a beautiful, relaxed surrounding.

When you choose to do an inpatient rehab, what you get is a dedicated type of treatment that is considered the most effective way to start to make real, lasting changes in your life. Your days at Miracles will be packed with activities like individual counseling and group therapy, wellness therapies, fitness sessions and outings to places of interest.

We will help you reduce your cravings and time spent thinking about using marijuana. Our treatment is extremely confidential, and no one back home ever needs to know you are in treatment – unless, of course, you want them to.

Miracles Asia, situated on the beautiful island of Phuket, is a marijuana rehab where you will receive the best care while you learn how to live life weed-free. You deserve the best when you decide that life is worth living without cannabis addiction.

You deserve it.

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How Marijuana Addiction Treatment Works

The treatment program at Miracles Asia will help you, through counseling and group therapy, change your addictive thought and behavioural patterns, as well as provide other treatments to align your body and mind.

The verdict is in: marijuana is addictive – and dependence on it is becoming more of a problem as cannabis continues to get more and more potent with scientific advances in genetic engineering. In 2012, an investigation in the US found that the THC concentration in cannabis samples confiscated by police averaged nearly 15 per cent compared with an average concentration of 4 percent in the 1980s. This type of high potency can mean that new users will be exposed to increased concentrations of THC and a greater risk of being negatively affected by smoking it. And for those who smoke the potent product will increase the risk of addiction.

Your brain adjusts to it, just like any other drug, and stopping suddenly can result in highly uncomfortable symptoms such as:

Nausea
Stomach ache
Strong cravings
Mood swings
Sleeplessness
Changes in appetite and eating patterns.

If you need a medical detox from marijuana addiction we will make sure you get the best possible help from one of our partner private hospitals in Phuket, otherwise we can support you in comfort at our marijuana addiction rehab in Thailand.

Our staff are all in recovery themselves and know how to provide the best care possible as you begin your journey into recovery. You deserve the best and we know how to deliver that in a luxury rehab where we know how to cater to your every need.

Continuing Care After You Leave Treatment for Marijuana Addiction

We understand that early recovery from marijuana addiction can be a stressful time. While you’re in treatment in Thailand, you don’t have to think about life after rehab. You’re cocooned in the safety of the treatment center where your every need is catered for. So, returning back to life at home can seem daunting.

We know how it goes and so Miracles Asia takes your continuing care very seriously.

The treatment program at Miracles Asia doesn’t stop after you leave cannabis addiction rehab.

After your one month stay in residential care, you’ll stay connected through our after-care online program for two further months – and longer if necessary.

The aftercare support program will keep you in regular contact with your counselor who will see you for one-to-one sessions by Zoom weekly. These sessions are important so that we can check in to make sure you’re still on-track in your recovery and if you’re experiencing any issues we can problem solve together.

Not only will you have one-to-one counseling, but also our ongoing group counseling sessions will keep you connected to your peer group, some of whom you may form life-long attachments with.

The group sessions are kept deliberately small in number. A group therapy session lasts around 120 minutes and is taken by a counselor who you will probably know from your time in residential care.

The experienced group facilitator’s job is to check in with you all and spend time making sure you’re on track with your recovery. You may have questions and the facilitator will be happy to answer questions and provide the necessary psychoeducation and relapse prevention planning.

We make sure you’re getting the best possible support as you ease back in to your community back home. Miracles’ group therapy is a key part of your ongoing progress. It’s helpful to keep you on the right track to living the life you deserve, clean and sober a day at a time.

Our online group counseling is available at assigned times during the week to cater for you wherever you are in the world after you leave marijuana treatment rehab.

Relapse prevention is a steep learning curve and we will support you, making sure the best care continues.

Maybe you have questions about what to do, or how to go about life in general. For these reasons and more, our case-managers will stay in touch and help you manage your early few months in recovery.

Research shows that the longer the recovering person stays connected to a treatment programme, the better the outcome i.e. the longer he or she works alongside professional counselors, therapists, recovery coaches etc, the better the chance of long-term recovery from cannabis addiction.

We take your treatment plan very seriously and want the best for you, so for that reason we know it’s important to stay in touch. You deserve the best chance at living your best life.

We are so convinced that our program works that if you are able to spend three months with us and then suffer the pain of relapse within one year of leaving Miracles Asia, we’ll treat you for a month for free. That’s how much faith we have in our drug addiction treatment program at Miracles Asia. We know how important your recovery is and we will do our best to make sure that you get what you deserve – a good life, full of happiness and freedom from using.

Living an addiction-free life is absolutely possible and we at Miracles Asia are proof of that ourselves. We know what it’s like to recover. Get your life back: you deserve it!

If you or a loved one need help with marijuana please call us.

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