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Synthetic Marijuana Addiction

Synthetic marijuana, also commonly known as K2 or Spice, is a mixture of herbs that produce a similar high as marijuana. These products contain dried, shredded herbal plants and chemical additives that are responsible for their mind-altering effects. Some signs of synthetic marijuana addiction include:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Increasing dosage/consumption due to tolerance
  • Psychotic episodes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Extreme Sweating
  • Inability to care about consequences
  • Depression
  • Loss of motivation
  • Consistent and intense drug cravings
  • Suicidal thoughts

How The Raleigh House Can Help

The Raleigh House was created to be unique and provide an environment you won’t find at other synthetic marijuana addiction facilities. Our goal is make each client feel welcome and to provide a treatment program that best suits them as an individual. With our high staff-to-client ratio, strong biochemical focus and frequent therapy sessions, you or your loved one will receive a greater level of care at The Raleigh House.

What to Expect

Synthetic marijuana can leave residue in the body for a long time, which can cause bodily damage when use is heavily repeated. Due to drug residue, it is normal to experience ongoing effects of the drug after discontinued use. Clients may experience foggy perceptions, migraines and depression. Your clinical team will walk you through these symptoms if you begin experiencing them in treatment. The Raleigh House staff will make sure you are safe and comfortable throughout the entire healing process. All clients will receive a thorough psychiatric, nursing and medical assessment upon admission. Individual therapists work with the client to create and implement treatment plans individualized to the client’s specific needs and goals for treatment.

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Therapeutic Activities

Building a strong support system is the first step to healing from addiction. You or a loved one can start by establishing a trusted bond with your master’s level therapist and clinical team. Our group and individual therapy sessions facilitate a safe container to express emotions and focus on self-awareness while making behavioral changes. These sessions teach new and healthy skills to cope with emotions and everyday challenges. Groups are held daily and individual sessions are determined between the client and their primary therapist.

 Nutrition & Exercise

To fully recover from synthetic marijuana addiction, the drug residue must be eliminated from your system. The Raleigh House focuses strongly on proper nutrition to help new clients replenish their body and remove toxins caused by spice abuse. Maintaining a healthy diet routine and taking supplements and amino acids will aid in improving one’s perception. Supplementing the body with vitamins it has lacked can also reduce withdrawal symptoms such as severe headaches.

Exercise is a natural way to treat depression when an individual is avoiding the use of drugs. According to Harvard Health, regular exercise can improve mood in people with mild to moderate depression. It also may play a supporting role in treating severe depression. The Raleigh House offers a variety of different forms of exercise that our clients are encouraged to participate in.

 Recreational & Leisure Activities

The idea of returning to the real world as a newly recovering addict can be pressuring. For most recovering addicts, their life was revolved around drug use. Successful recovery requires a complete lifestyle change. At The Raleigh House, clients will learn new and healthier methods to cope with stress and boredom through recreational activities. These activities will provide the opportunity to gain new interests and hobbies. We have a variety of events that cater to different interests including sports, arts and culture.


Contact The Raleigh House Today

If you or a loved one are suffering from synthetic marijuana addiction, The Raleigh House in Colorado can help. Call us today at 720-891-4657 or contact us online to learn how our program for synthetic marijuana addiction can help you or someone you love find the path to a healthy and happy life.

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