Marijuana Addiction Treatment Center in South Dakota

As has been the case for several years, marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit recreational substance in the United States. Though several states have eased restrictions on the possession and use of this substance, marijuana remains a dangerous drug with the potential to inflict significant damage on the bodies and minds of users. Individuals of all ages are in danger of experiencing a host of problems related to their abuse of marijuana, but the long-term dangers appear to be most detrimental to adolescents, whose developing brains may be irreparably altered by continued exposure to this drug.

For decades, Keystone Treatment Center has been a safe space where adolescents and adults have received the superior care that has allowed them to overcome their dependence upon marijuana and other drugs. Through the years, we have gained considerable insights into the challenges of chronic marijuana abuse, and we have developed several effective methods for treating adolescents and adults who are struggling with marijuana abuse and co-occurring disorders.

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Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment

Knowing that someone you care about has developed a substance use disorder involving marijuana can be a frustrating and confusing experience. You, of course, are worried about your loved one’s continued health and safety, yet so many people claim that marijuana is a harmless substance. How can you learn the truth, and what can you do to ensure that your friend or family member gets the help that he or she needs?

  • First, be sure to get the facts about marijuana from reputable sources such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) or the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
  • In addition to understanding the impact that marijuana can have on a person, educate yourself about the disease of addiction and the other disorders that may contribute to or be impacted by your loved one’s substance abuse.
  • Once you have established a clear picture of the challenges that your loved one is facing, investigate the types of treatment that appear to be best suited to meeting his or her unique needs.
  • Talk to your loved one. Express your concern, share the information that you have learned, and listen to his or her feedback without judgment or recrimination. Your loved one may respond with denial or anger. If this is the case, do not get drawn into an argument. Remain calm, and remember that your goal is not to win a debate, but to help your loved one.
  • When your loved one is ready to get rehab, volunteer to assist with appointments, travel arrangements, and other logistics.

It is important to keep in mind that overcoming a substance use disorder is a long process that will involve both successes and setbacks. Plan to be a consistent, positive presence in your loved one’s life every step of the way.

Why Consider Rehab at Keystone Treatment Center

Contrary to those who claim otherwise, marijuana abuse is hardly a harmless endeavor. Individuals who abuse marijuana put themselves at risk for several immediate and long-term dangers, from temporarily impaired perception to irreversible cognitive impairments. Because the human brain is not fully formed until about age 25, adolescents who abuse marijuana are at risk for developmental damage that can result in diminished critical thinking skills and lowered IQ. Experts believe that marijuana increases the risk of psychosis and the onset of disorders such as schizophrenia in individuals who are genetically predisposed to develop such problems. Marijuana abuse has been associated with chronic bronchitis, respiratory infections, increased risk of pneumonia, and damage to blood vessels that increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Also, the impaired perception and diminished coordination that results from marijuana abuse also puts people in danger for damage and death from slips, falls, automobile accidents, and similar events.

If you feel that you are in crisis, or are having thoughts about hurting yourself or others, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Types of Treatment Offered at Keystone Treatment Center

At Keystone Treatment Center, we have earned national recognition and respect for our ability to provide superior comprehensive treatment services for adolescents and adults who are dealing with chemical dependency, such as marijuana addiction, gambling disorder, and co-occurring mental health conditions. One of the hallmarks of treatment at our treatment center is that each patient follows a personalized course of treatment that has been specifically designed to meet his or her unique needs.

Our emphasis on personalized care is reflected in the number of specialized treatment tracks that we have incorporated within our residential programming at our rehab. Specialized treatment tracks for adults include Christian, Chronic Pain, Gambling, Methamphetamine Corrections, Native American, and Opioids tracks. Adolescent patients at Keystone have the opportunity to participate in specialized Christian and Native American treatment tracks.

All care at Keystone Treatment Center is provided by multidisciplinary teams of experienced and dedicated professionals, including the following:

  • Addictionologists
  • Licensed Addiction Counselors
  • Dietitians
  • Doctors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
  • Licensed Mental Health Therapists
  • Medical Technicians
  • Rehab Technicians
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Social Workers
  • Cultural Advisors
  • Pastors

The following are among the elements that may be incorporated into a patient’s personalized treatment plan at Keystone Treatment Center:

Medically monitored detoxification: Patients who have been unable to rid their bodies of marijuana or other drugs prior to entering treatment, but who are not in need of acute medical care, may benefit from our medically monitored detox program. Patients who participate in detox at our rehab receive around-the-clock nursing care, and physicians are also available to monitor patient progress.

Medication management: Patients whose marijuana addiction is accompanied by a co-occurring psychiatric condition may benefit from having certain medications incorporated into their treatment regimens. Medication is prescribed only with the patient’s consent and only when determined to be clinically appropriate based on an assessment of the patient’s specific needs.

Individual therapy: All patients participate in individual therapy sessions with a primary counselor at least twice each week. These sessions offer a safe and supportive environment in which patients can process their experiences in treatment, gain greater insights into the impact of their behaviors, and develop the skills and strategies that will support their long-term recovery from marijuana addiction.  In addition to meeting with their primary counselor, patients at our treatment center may also request individual sessions with a psychiatrist, primary nurse, psychologist, or clergy member, as needed.

Group therapy: Group therapy is a central component of treatment at Keystone Treatment Center. Adult patients participate in three group therapy sessions each day, while adolescent patients participate in three to five sessions per day. All group therapy sessions are led by licensed or certified counselors.

Group topics for adults may include the following:

  • 12-Step Group Meetings
  • Community Group
  • Gambling Group
  • Interactive Sharing Therapy Group
  • Relaxation Group
  • Skills Training Groups
  • Spirituality Groups
  • Topics Group
  • Men’s Topic Group
  • Women’s Topic Group
  • Young Adult Topic Group

Group topics for adolescents may include the following:

  • 12-Step Group Meetings
  • Community Group
  • Exercise Group
  • Experiential Growth Groups
  • Interactive Sharing Therapy Group
  • Recovery Skills Group
  • Relaxation Group
  • Skills Training Groups
  • Spirituality Groups
  • Topics Group

Experiential therapy: Experiential therapy offers an activity-based alternative to more traditional forms of talk therapy. Depending upon their personalized treatment plan, Keystone patients have the opportunity to participate in experiential therapy every day. The following are examples of the types of experiential therapy that are available at Keystone Treatment Center:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cultural activities
  • Pastoral care
  • Recreational therapy
  • Ropes course
  • Social training

Family therapy: To promote healing within the families of our patients, and to help family members prepare to support to their loved one’s recovery from marijuana addiction, Keystone provides a weekly Family Program every Sunday before visiting hours. The Family Program, which is free of charge, includes one hour of psycho-educational programming prior to meeting with patients. We also offer day-long programming for family members on Mondays and Tuesdays, and a licensed family therapist is available to conduct therapy sessions with patients and family members as needed.

Study Time (adolescents only): In order to ensure that our younger patients are able to maintain their academic progress while completing treatment, we provide study times, when adolescents meet with licensed teachers who can coordinate their academic work with their home schools to ensure continuity of credits.

In addition to inpatient treatment, adolescent and adult patients who are struggling with marijuana addiction may also participate in partial care / day treatment services and/or intensive outpatient services.

At our marijuana addiction rehab, the expert staff members also work closely with patients to create thorough discharge and aftercare plans. Discharge planning begins the day a patient begins treatment at Keystone. Each patient’s individual counselor and primary nurse work with a social worker to evaluate discharge needs. We also offer weekly discharge planning groups throughout a patient’s stay with us.

At Keystone Treatment Center, our fundamental goal is to restore the individual to a healthier, happier, and more productive life, free from dependence on addictive chemicals, gambling, and destructive behaviors. If you or someone you care about is dealing with an addiction to marijuana, Keystone Treatment Center may be the place where the pain of your past struggles is transformed into the promise of a healthier and more hopeful future.

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