Telehealth marijuana addiction treatment can help you stop using weed
If you’re looking for marijuana rehab, Affect’s program may be right for you
Marijuana addiction has become a serious problem that affects millions of people worldwide. An estimated 6 percent of Americans are on the Cannabis Use Disorder spectrum. If you are concerned you may be addicted to marijuana or are struggling with marijuana addiction, you may want to take this self assessment to see where you are. There are many resources available to help you if you are struggling with your marijuana habit. Many people who research marijuana rehab and marijuana treatment options find that telehealth addiction treatment works better for them.
Telehealth addiction treatment is a type of treatment that is delivered over the internet. You can get help from a qualified therapist or counselor in a web meeting without having to leave your home. Telehealth addiction treatment can be a convenient and effective way to get the help you need, which leads to more success. Affect provides its integrated treatment program for marijuana through a smartphone app.
What are the benefits of telehealth treatment over a marijuana rehab clinic?
There are many benefits to seeking telehealth addiction treatment for marijuana. Some of these benefits include:
- Convenience: Telehealth addiction treatment can be done from the comfort of your own home. This can be a major benefit for people who have busy schedules or who live in rural areas. It also can be more comfortable for people than going to a rehab clinic in person.
- Flexibility: Telehealth addiction treatment is flexible. You can schedule appointments at times that work for you, and you can access your therapist or counselor 24/7 through online messaging.
- Cost-effectiveness: Telehealth addiction treatment can be more cost-effective than traditional in-person treatment. This is because you do not have to travel to a treatment center, and you may be able to use your insurance to cover the cost of treatment.
Affect’s telehealth addiction treatment program is delivered completely through a smartphone app, so you don’t even need to be in front of a computer to get the help you need to beat marijuana addiction. The app does more than connect people to telehealth counselors. It’s designed with game theory and behavioral science that have been proven to keep people motivated and working on their recovery program. These methods activate the rewards center of the brain to produce the neurochemicals like dopamine naturally.
With convenient and discreet access to care, and rewards that motivate people, Affect’s program is found to be twice as effective than traditional rehab treatments. Marijuana detox, or withdrawal management, is not physically dangerous and can be managed via telehealth. Marijuana withdrawal symptoms are most commonly anxiety, irritability, anger or aggression, disturbed sleep, depressed mood and loss of appetite. Some people might experience headaches, chills, tension or stomach pain, but these are uncommon. In rare cases, cannabis-induced psychosis can occur. It is important to talk to an addiction specialist when you are starting your journey to quit using marijuana.
What to look for in telehealth marijuana addiction treatment
If you are considering seeking telehealth addiction treatment for marijuana, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, you should make sure that the therapist or counselor you choose is qualified to treat marijuana addiction. You can find a list of qualified therapists and counselors on the website of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). All of Affect’s counselors and clinicians are licensed and certified addiction treatment professionals with years of experience helping people succeed in their recovery goals. Medical support can help manage cravings and discomfort in cases where it is appropriate.
Second, you should make sure that the telehealth addiction treatment program you choose is accredited. There are a number of accrediting bodies for telehealth addiction treatment programs. You can find a list of accredited programs on the website of the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Affect has the highest level of CARF accreditation.
Finally, you should make sure that the telehealth addiction treatment program you choose is affordable. Affect’s program is covered by many health insurance plans and Medicaid, which has no out of pocket costs.
There is no shame in getting treatment, and it is most often the only way for people to stop using marijuana. If you are struggling with marijuana addiction, there is help available. Telehealth addiction treatment can be a convenient and effective way to get the help you need. You can talk to one of our treatment consultants to see if Affect is the right fit for you.
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