Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Mount Regis Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Mount Regis Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Synthetic Marijuana Abuse & Addiction Rehab Center in Salem, Virginia

At Mount Regis Center, we offer an intensive, evidence based approach to synthetic marijuana use disorder treatment. We offer a variety of therapeutic interventions that help our clients build a strong foundation for long-term recovery.

Learn More About Synthetic Marijuana Abuse

Learn more about synthetic marijuana abuse treatment at Mount Regis Center in Salem, VA

Synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or spice, is a synthetic cannabis that is made in a laboratory and is quickly gaining popularity among drug abusers. While it is used the same way as traditional marijuana or pot, it is more dangerous than the natural drug because the active ingredient binds more strongly to cannabis receptors in the brain. The labels that distributors place on these products often claim that the substance contains “natural” psychoactive materials taken from variety of different plants. However, along with the natural origins of the dried plant material used to create the substance exists synthetic compounds composed of toxic chemicals.These chemicals, which are the active ingredients that allow individuals to experience the “high” of the drug, can be life-threatening.

Synthetic pot has been shown to bring about severe adverse reactions, including death and acute renal failure. It has also been known to cause paranoia, agitation, irritability, confusions, seizures, and loss of consciousness. However, since this drug is fairly new the long-term effects and health risks are not fully known.

At Mt. Regis Center in Salem, Virginia, we understand that struggling with an addiction to synthetic marijuana can ultimately destroy a person’s life. Our experienced and supportive addiction treatment staff has years of experience helping individuals beat addiction and we are dedicated to providing treatment services that allow a patient to realize their full potential and learn to live a life of productivity free from the dependency of drugs.

Why Should I get Treatment?

Why should I get treatment for synthetic marijuana abuse?

At our addiction rehab center, we understand that struggling with any kind of addiction can leave you feeling lost and alone with no hope for the future. Additionally, you may be facing a number of negative health consequences as a result of abusing synthetic marijuana. Our well-trained and compassionate staff know how scary it can be to take the first step of recovery and decided to come to a rehab program for help. We realize that your drug abuse has affected every aspect of your life and that you may have become so lost in your addiction that you had no idea how to get your life back on track. If left untreated the effects of your addiction to spice will only get worse and in some instances will end in death. We can help you to identify the underlying reasons for why you started using in the first place and teach you more effective coping skills for the future. We want you to know that there is hope, that you can break free from addiction and get your life back.

What Does Treatment Look Like?

What does synthetic marijuana abuse treatment look like at Mount Regis Center?

Mt. Regis is a small rehab center that provides an intimate atmosphere that is the perfect place to begin the healing process. Due to the small size of our programs we are able to offer every patient individualized rehab based upon their particular needs. We make it our priority to get to know each patient on a personal level learning each person’s unique capabilities, strengths, personality, and preferences. Our approach is to care for all aspects within each individual. At our addiction rehab center you will find compassion, dedication, and commitment in our efforts to help you on your journey to recovery.

Types of Therapy

Types of therapy used to treat synthetic marijuana abuse at Mount Regis Center in Salem, VA

The recovery programs at our addiction rehab center offers holistic methods that focus on the whole individual. Our inpatient and extended stay programs provide the individual the ideal environment to begin the recovery process, but providing a safe place away from the stressors of the outside world. By allowing individuals the time to escape from demanding responsibilities and environmental stress they are able to place all of their energy into healing. Some of the therapeutic methods we offer include:

Group Therapy- The main treatment approach we use is small group therapy. By talking to others who are going through similar experiences about your addiction to synthetic pot you will realize there are others going through the same journey. Through sharing experiences with each other you will gain support and learn how to heal together.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – CBT is used to help individuals identify any misconceptions or negative thoughts they hold they may have impacted their decision to use drugs. This therapy will help you to evaluate these feelings and patterns in your thinking so that you can learn more adaptive ways of thinking. Once you have been able to change theses negative thought patterns and the associated feelings you will be able to alter your behaviors for the better.

Rational Emotive Therapy (REBT) – REBT focuses on balancing acceptance, tolerance, and changing thoughts and beliefs. REBT helps individuals learn how to express their feelings and then accept that what has happened is in the past allowing them to move on. Finally, REBT teaches strategies to use in order to better tolerate all of their overwhelming emotions.

Family therapy– We take the time to work with families, providing them with information about their loved ones addiction and the treatment process. Through family therapy we help you and your loved ones process issues and emotions that have come about as a result of your problems with drugs.

Individual Therapy – Our program is mainly based around small groups, however we recognize there are times individuals may need to explore issues in a more private setting. Our trained counselors may deem it necessary to provide individual counseling for specific individuals to help them process specific difficulties that are raised in group sessions.

In addition to traditional therapeutic approaches, we offer a number of experiential options. These options include:

  • Recreational programming
  • Art programming
  • Yoga program
  • Spiritual Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling 
Rehab Aftercare

Continuing care, what comes next?

The staff at our addiction rehab center is committed to helping you to improve your quality of life not only during your stay, but once you are ready to leave our recovery center. We want to help you maintain all the progress you have made in your recovery while you work to re-establish your life back in your own community.

Once it has been determined that you no longer need the intense level of care of our program we will work with you to help decide the next appropriate step for treatment. We offer several levels of care that you can transfer into depending on your specific needs at the time. The day treatment program we offer is another intensive program, but it allows you the opportunity to spend nights at home with your family. If you would rather stay closer to our center we do have several apartments available for use during your rehab program. Our intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is another option that many patients find effective. This program is not as intense as some of our other programs, but offers more support than traditional outpatient therapy.

We also offer an Aftercare Program which is open to Mt. Regis alumni free of charge for three months post-discharge. This program is designed to help you to continue to be successful with your recovery and provided support to prevent relapse. The aftercare program offers both group and individual therapy that helps individuals process through issues that may have arisen since being discharged.

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I am so thankful for Mount Regis, most of the staff are recovering addicts as well so they can relate to what you're going through just as much as you going through it. I worked through things I have never worked through before with all of the support in the world. I would recommend Mt Regis to ANYONE in need of help, you learn so much about yourself and this disease of addiction.

– Former Patient
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