Research has shown that Cannabis is one of the most widely misused substances in the UK, with thousands suffering from a Cannabis addiction.
Of course, any drug addiction can have a significant impact on all aspects of your everyday life, from your social interactions and relationships with family and friends through to your work life and general health and wellbeing. Here we explore Cannabis addiction and how to treat it in more detail.
Many people believe Cannabis should be legalised due to its medicinal benefits. However, several medical experts still believe it is highly addictive and can be extremely dangerous due to potential side effects.
Commonly referred to as marijuana or weed, Cannabis comes from the Cannabis plant. It contains a chemical known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is responsible for giving users a high. It is this high that can become addictive. Creating feelings of relaxation and tranquillity, many users become dependent on the drug, resulting in a host of long-term issues.
Affecting your central nervous system, Cannabis use can increase appetite, and, in some cases, it can also alter perceptions and cause paranoia. Many addicts report feeling nauseous and anxious, and it can also cause confusion and hallucinations. These effects tend to be caused by excessive use; however, they can quickly get out of control and have an impact on all areas of life.
Many people use Cannabis to relax. It can relieve stress and tension, creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere amongst friends. The drug is mainly smoked; however, it can also be consumed via edibles such as baked goods.
Cannabis addiction treatments have been designed to treat drug dependence and co-occurring disorders. Treatments for Cannabis addiction can be adapted based on the severity of the addiction and the addict’s circumstances.
Addiction occurs in 10% of people, causing long term mental health damage.
Providing individually tailored detoxification programmes, our goal is to help our clients to rebuild their lives, gain confidence and re-discover their self-worth. Our mission is to provide our patients with the resilience and tools they need to live a healthy, responsible and productive life, free from drug addiction.
Working in collaboration with our clients and listening carefully to their individual needs, we adopt several techniques to tailor each of our programmes. For us, it’s all about encouraging recovery through support and respect. To do this effectively, we use number of non-denominational philosophies including the Twelve Step approach.
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