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Marijuana Detox and Rehab in Newfoundland and Labrador

Last updated on: Saturday, 6 May 2023

When searching for a drug rehab center in Newfoundland and Labrador for marijuana addiction, it must offer detox, therapy, and aftercare support. Marijuana addiction differs for each person, and drug rehab should be tailored to meet individual needs. Each type of drug needs a specific detox setting, either conventional or medical.


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List of Weed Detox and Rehab in Newfoundland

The information below will help you on how to find a cannabis outpatient treatment in Newfoundland & Labrador. The list could be incomplete, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

    Rehab Settings

    - Assessment
    - Detoxification
    - Inpatient Rehabilitation
    - Medical Detox
    - Outpatient
    - Residential Long-Term
    - Substance Abuse Treatment

    Services Offered

    - Holistic Services
    - Prevention / Education
    - Substance Abuse Counselling
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Families
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Individuals
    - Substance Abuse Group Counselling

    People Served

    - Adolescents
    - Family Programs
    - Family Support
    - First Nation


    - Canadian Accreditation Council
    - Official Canadian Substance Use Treatment Centres for First Nations and Inuit

    P.O. Box 109, North West River, NL

What is Marijuana?

Marijuana is made by taking the leaves, stems, seeds, and flowering parts of the cannabis plant, drying them out, or making hashish from it and then consuming it. The main chemical in marijuana that makes it appealing for recreational use is THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is a psycho-active mind-altering drug. Various levels of THC are found in different types of cannabis that are grown, and the recent legalization of marijuana has made it accessible to anyone of legal age in Newfoundland and Labrador. Marijuana can be used in many ways, and the most common is smoking the drug in a pipe or bong or rolled up like a joint. Marijuana can also be consumed as an edible, which is currently illegal for retail sale in Canada. Marijuana used in baking is very common, and people who do this will tend to mix the drug into cookies, brownies, or cakes. Because marijuana is a legal substance now in Newfoundland and Labrador, it is important for parents to speak to their children about the dangers of the drug and how it can cause addiction and or dependency. Marijuana is an addictive drug, and people use recreational marijuana because of its effects on the body, and the relaxed and euphoric state it provides for the user. However, because marijuana does essentially impact everyone differently, many users of the drug have reported feeling anxious and nervous. The reason for this is because THC directly impacts the user’s sensory perception, which can drastically amplify a person’s emotions, which is why people see uncontrollable laughing and giddiness, and in other cases extreme anxiousness and paranoia. Marijuana use during the adolescent stage of life is quite dangerous, because of how the brain is developing, and there is a greater risk for a teen to develop learning problems and or a mental health problems.

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How addictive is marijuana?

Like any other drug, much of the addiction depends on the user, and the reasons they are using the drug or abusing the drug. Many drugs other than marijuana do have a higher addictive power, but this is not to say that marijuana is not addictive and does not cause dependencies. Some research has suggested that roughly five to nine percent of people who use marijuana become addicted to it. However, marijuana is often part of a larger addiction or drug problem, because of how it can lessen the withdrawal effects from other drugs and how accessible it is now within Newfoundland and Labrador. Not everyone who uses marijuana will become addicted to it or dependent on it, but heavy marijuana users who consume the drug daily are more than likely dependent on the drug. Marijuana withdrawals, however; are not severe or life-threatening, and someone can stop taking the drug with the proper support and help, and determination. One of the more successful treatments for marijuana addiction is outpatient drug treatment programs. Within Newfoundland and Labrador are some outpatient centers and counseling programs to help anyone who may be addicted to marijuana.

Marijuana use in Newfoundland and Labrador

Within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, roughly 18 percent of the population has reported using marijuana. With the recent legalization of marijuana, the province, like many others is working to ensure the drug is kept out of the hands of youth, and people are informed about what marijuana is and how it can affect the body and mind. It is also important to understand the risks of using marijuana while operating a vehicle, and how dangerous the drug can be when it slows down a person’s reaction timing and coordination. Using marijuana while operating a vehicle in Newfoundland and Labrador is illegal, and the operator of the vehicle can face stiff charges, fines, and penalties, much of the same as driving while intoxicated.

Ask a Professional

  • What is cannabis (marijuana)?

    Cannabis or marijuana refers to the dried flowers, leaves, stems, and seeds of the cannabis plant. There are over 100 different compounds in these plants, which include THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is a psychoactive substance that alters your state of mind.

  • How is marijuana used?

    Marijuana is used in a number of different ways. Generally, it is smoked as a joint in blunts, bongs, vaporizers, or pipes. Electronic vaporizers are the most common method among youth who use marijuana. Marijuana can also be extracted to make oils and concentrates that can be vaped or inhaled. Smoking these oils is known as dabbing.

  • Why does marijuana affect people differently?

    There are several factors that determine how marijuana can affect a person. Initially, it is the individual’s experience with the drug, their biology, sex, how the drug was taken, and how much was used. In addition, it depends on how often the drug was used and if it was used in combination with other substances.

  • Can a person become addicted to marijuana?

    Yes, cannabis with TCH does cause addiction and dependence. Someone who is addicted to marijuana struggles to stop taking the drug and does experience withdrawal symptoms. Individuals who begin to use marijuana before the age of 18 are increasing their risk of marijuana addiction. More people are using marijuana daily, and the potency of the drug has increased significantly.

  • How do you treat marijuana addiction?

    Marijuana addiction is treated with detox to manage the mild withdrawal symptoms. Although detox is not always needed because withdrawal symptoms are not severe. Following detox, rehabilitation may include outpatient or residential treatment followed by aftercare support.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from DrugRehab.ca’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Nickolaus Hayes. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at N.hayes@drugrehab.ca.




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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.



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Sylvain Fournier is the Founder and CEO of Drug Rehab Institute established in 2010. He has been working in the field of addiction since 2005. His previous work experience includes six years of service in the field of addiction. As a Drug Prevention Specialist, he educated thousands of people through Drug Education Lecture to help them understand better how drugs can affect one’s life, health, mind, body, and future. He also worked as Legal Liaison Officer, Director of Admission and Director of Business Development and Public Relations Officer for a private drug and alcohol treatment center. Since 2010, he commits to identify and introduce addiction services determined to be clinically necessary for the patient and family. His main goal today is to make sure that families and individuals battling substance abuse get the help, assistance, and guidance that they need to break the chains of addiction and find the way to recovery. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute.