While many believe that marijuana is a harmless substance, and widespread legalisation and medical marijuana advocacy are leading to more permissive views, the fact remains that marijuana use can have unintended consequences that profoundly affect your life. Marijuana affects your nervous system, internal organs and immunity. Though it’s commonly thought that marijuana isn’t addictive, studies show that 6.3 percent of adults meet the diagnostic criteria for marijuana use disorder. Those with mental health disorders or a family history of addiction are at even greater risk. And people who begin using marijuana as teens or young adults can significantly impair their development.

PTSD / Trauma

Our licensed onsite medical facility provides 24-hour medical supervision and support for drug detoxification.

Mood Disorders

We provide a mixture of Eastern and Western methods to ensure that our clients get all the tools that they need to lead a happy life.

Major Depression

We help you identify your triggers and determine which coping mechanisms work best for you to prevent relapse.

Risks of Marijuana Abuse

Because marijuana’s effects aren’t as pronounced as more intense drugs like ice and cocaine, its negative impacts on your life typically take much longer to recognise. But just because its effects are subtle doesn’t mean they’re inconsequential – marijuana interferes with your brain function, weakens your health and saps the energy and ambition required to live a purposeful life.

Following are just some effects of marijuana abuse:

  • Increased heart rate for up to three hours after use
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Irregular blood sugar levels
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Impaired cognition


Is Marijuana Addictive?

Just like any other drug, making marijuana use a regular feature of your life causes your brain and body to adjust to its constant presence. If you are a heavy or long-term marijuana user, you may experience withdrawal symptoms like cravings, mood swings, irritability, insomnia and appetite fluctuations when you try to quit.

Signs of marijuana addiction include:

  • Frequently using more marijuana than you planned to
  • Losing interest in other activities
  • Excessive time spent thinking about, obtaining and using marijuana
  • Financial, work, relationship or family problems as a result of marijuana use
  • Continuing to use marijuana even when these problems arise

Even if you’re not physically dependent on marijuana, frequent use can become habitual. If you find yourself unable to enjoy certain activities without marijuana, it may be time to consider whether your use has become a problem.

Why The Dawn is Your Best Choice for Marijuana Rehab in Thailand

A Friendly, Community Feel at The Dawn Marijuana Rehab Thailand

At The Dawn, we’re known for our friendly, community feel. Here, we’re all family, and as soon as you arrive you will be, too. Everyone you come into contact with each day will take the time to get to know you personally. And unlike bigger rehabs that host dozens of guests at a time, we limit our occupancy at 20. This way, so you can easily get to know others in your therapy groups, making it more comfortable for you to share your experiences. Our clients often find that they come away from their time at The Dawn with friendships that last a lifetime.

Benefits of Inpatient Rehab for Marijuana Use Disorder

Inpatient rehab is a focused form of treatment that’s considered the most effective option for making real, lasting changes in your life. When you live onsite at a rehab facility, your days will be packed with activities like individual and group counselling, wellness therapies, fitness sessions and recreational outings, which helps reduce cravings and time spent thinking about using marijuana. Treatment is completely confidential, and no one in your home community will ever need to know you’re in treatment unless you want them to.

How Our Marijuana Addiction Treatment Works

Our Twin Pillars treatment programme consists of two main parts: counselling to help you correct your negative thought and behavioural patterns, and holistic treatments to bring your mind and body into balance.

Contrary to popular belief, marijuana is addictive – and dependency is becoming more of an issue as marijuana continues to increase dramatically in potency. Just like any other drug, your body adjusts to it with regular use, and stopping suddenly can result in highly uncomfortable symptoms like:
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Intense cravings
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Fluctuations in appetite and eating patterns
That’s why detoxing at a centre that specialises in marijuana addiction is so supportive to your recovery success. The Dawn offers a comprehensive marijuana detox programme – here, you’ll receive all the professional care and resources you need to get through the initial detox phase as quickly and comfortably as possible, creating a better overall treatment experience.

Our highly qualified, trauma-informed clinical team delivers a comprehensive therapy programme that entails evidence-based methods like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy (MCBT) and non-religious 12-Step fellowship. While psychotherapies help you recognise and change deeply held beliefs that are causing unwanted consequences in your life, 12-Step groups help you build a strong social support network that helps your treatment progress along and provides a valuable lifeline in recovery.

While you’re here, you’ll also receive mindfulness meditation training to help you calmly deal with challenging situations, fitness therapy to reduce stress and improve your mood and a variety of other alternative therapies. And you’ll have access to our health spa, gym and swimming pool, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to mentally recharge and be ready for the deep therapeutic work you’re doing.

If you’re physically dependent on marijuana, your first step will likely be marijuana detox. Not everyone requires this phase of treatment — this will be determined during an initial assessment prior to starting your treatment plan. We have a comprehensive medical detox facility onsite, so you can complete all stages of treatment in one location and easily transition from detox to therapy. Our centre is fully equipped with modern medical technology, and our medical staff are available at all hours.
After detox you’ll move on to addiction treatment, where you’ll stay in comfortable, private accommodation while working through an intensive daily programme. In this stage, we’ll focus on the underlying causes of your addiction using our own Twin Pillars approach. This unique approach to treatment combines evidence-based and innovative therapy and a complementary wellness regimen to ensure our clients have the best possible chance to maintain long-term recovery, sobriety and generally healthy living.

Relax Into Recovery With Marijuana Addiction Treatment in Thailand

Our beautiful facility in the countryside of Chiang Mai, in Northern Thailand is comfortable and relaxed. Surrounded by nature and flanked by the Ping River, you’ll be lulled to sleep by the sounds of flowing water and awakened each morning with warmth and sunlight. Far removed from your habitual environment, Thailand is the perfect place to start anew.

A Day at The Dawn

We believe in healing the whole person. You will receive intensive psychotherapy, but meditation, relaxation, and recreational activities will all play an important therapeutic role in your treatment. Here’s an example of what a typical day looks like at The Dawn:

07:00:Group Exercise
09:30:Group Process
11:00:Group Therapy
13:00:Focus Group
14:30:Individual Counselling, Massage, Personal Training, Mindfulness Meditation or TMS (optional)
19:00:Group Activity, Offsite NA / AA meeting
20:30:Rest & Relaxation