Why Singaporean residents find effective treatment for marijuana addiction at The Cabin Singapore
Among first-time drug users in Singapore, marijuana ranks as the second-most abused drug. The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) released statistics that showed nearly 70% of all drug abusers arrested last year were under the age of 30. Many Marijuana addiction treatment centres in Singapore have seen large increases in the amount of clients they are receiving, up to a 30% increase since 2013. Some officials believe this is due to the legalisation of the drug in different countries, giving Singaporeans, especially youth, the idea that marijuana is safe to use – but it can have serious negative effects including addiction.
Is Marijuana Addiction Real?
Despite much controversy surrounding this subject, the answer to this question is yes – marijuana addiction is real. As it is in the case of other substance addictions, regular use of marijuana can change the production of certain chemicals in the brain, causing the user to seek out and use marijuana despite the negative effects it may be causing on their health and life in general.
Effects Of Being Addicted To Marijuana
There are many short long-term effects on the body and mind that stem from abusing marijuana, but the most troublesome effects of marijuana addiction are the following:
- Increased hunger which can lead to weight gain
- Paranoia and/or distorted perceptions
- Loss of interest in school, work, hobbies and/or friends
- Poor coordination
- Rapid heartbeat
Types Of Treatment For Marijuana Addiction
The two most common types of marijuana addiction treatment consist of inpatient or outpatient rehab. Inpatient rehab is most commonly recommended for those marijuana users who are suffering from a severe addiction and would benefit from being removed from their regular surroundings to receive treatment in a separate rehab facility away from home.
Outpatient rehab offers marijuana addiction treatment with flexible hours to allow those who have strong professional and family obligations to maintain their daily responsibilities while still receiving the treatment for their addiction to marijuana.
Benefits Of Outpatient Addiction Treatment
There are many benefits to receiving outpatient addiction treatment from a reputable drug rehab centre, but most counsellors and clients alike would agree that the most beneficial aspects are as follows:
- Flexible schedule.
All sessions are booked outside regular work hours in order to make it easier for those suffering from addiction to maintain the normalcy of life with receiving treatment.
- Both group and one-on-one counselling sessions.
Participating in group therapy sessions as well as one-on-one counselling sessions is an essential part of a well-rounded and successful addiction treatment programme. Our outpatient treatment centres can offer both.
- Confidential treatment.
All treatment at our centre for marijuana addiction is kept completely confidential.
Outpatient treatment will cost much less than a residential rehab for obvious reasons – you will not be living at the treatment centre. However, cost should not necessarily be the deciding factor. It is important to speak to a qualified counsellor to determine what type of treatment is necessary in your individual case.
- Support from loved ones.
Staying close to home while receiving treatment means that you will be surrounded by your friends and loved ones who can often be a great support during this difficult journey.
A Drug Rehab In Singapore That Works
The Cabin Singapore is part of The Cabin Addiction Services Group, a leading addiction treatment provider known widely for being at the forefront of treatment both regionally and globally. All of The Cabin’s locations, Singapore included, use a unique method of treatment that has proven to be highly successful in treating marijuana addiction, called Recovery Zones. This method combines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), 12 Steps and mindfulness to create an effective and comprehensive treatment programme.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Our typical outpatient addiction treatment programme takes approximately 6 months with one individual and 2 to 3 group sessions per week. No two addiction cases are exactly the same, however, and thus your addiction treatment plan will be modified to fit your individual needs.
Is Marijuana Addiction Treatment Expensive?
Getting treatment for marijuana addiction does not have to be expensive. As mentioned earlier, outpatient treatment is a cost-effective option. Just be careful not to choose your treatment provider based solely on price. To be sure that you are getting the treatment that is right for you, be sure to ask these questions before making a decision.
Is Treatment Covered By Insurance?
The answer to this question depends on your own personal insurance policy, but in many cases yes, treatment can be covered by insurance. If you would like more information regarding your specific insurance coverage, please contact us.
Dual-Diagnosis In Addiction Treatment
In many cases, especially with marijuana addiction, the drug user may have begun using the drug as a way to self-medicate an underlying mental health disorder such as anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder or even various personality disorders.
When someone suffering from addiction has one of these underlying mental health disorders, this is called a dual-diagnosis. In such cases, both the underlying disorder and the addiction will need to be treated side by side in order to be successful in recovery.
Counsellors at The Cabin Singapore are qualified to diagnose and treat most underlying mental health disorders during marijuana addiction treatment.