Treatment Plans

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

As of 2016, recreational marijuana is legally available in 8 states, and medical marijuana is available in 28 states. The availability of marijuana is greater than ever. However, the research regarding marijuana's medical benefits is still very inconclusive. The calming and euphoric effects of marijuana come from THC as well as other compounds found inside the cannabis plant. Other effects include increased sensation, laughter, altered time perception and increased appetite. However, not all individuals who consume marijuana have positive adverse effects. Fear, anxiety, paranoia and panic are all effects of the drug. The more vulnerable people are more susceptible to long-lasting psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.
The practice of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is utilized to assist people in recovery uncover problematic thoughts or feelings which could hinder their recovery or trigger a recrudescence. This type of therapy is also useful in treating co-occurring conditions like bipolar disorder.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy —

Contingency Management

According to the 2016 Monitoring the Future study, an annual survey commissioned by the National Institute on Drug Abuse Cocaine use decreased in 10th and 12th-grade students between 2013 and the year 2016. However, it was found that the National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that there were an estimated 1.5 million current cocaine users who were aged 12 or over in the year 2014. The euphoria that comes with cocaine usage will begin to take effect and last for up to one hour after a single dose. People who take the drug experience a sense of alertness, energetic, talkative, and sensitive to sound, light and touch. In large quantities, it can cause erratic behavior and cardiovascular irregularities, including heart attack and even death. The combination of cocaine and alcohol can be particularly risky. The two substances combine to create cocaethylene, which can amplify and accelerate the effects of alcohol and cocaine on the heart.
Experiential therapy uses non-traditional methods of treatment to assist recovering addicts to overcome the repressed feelings and emotions that may be a contributing factor towards their dependency. Some of the most popular forms of this therapy are outdoors-based recreational activities like rock climbing.