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Cannabis is a drug derived from the cannabis plant. Cannabis is a depressant and it is further classified as a ‘psychoactive’ drug. THC is the active chemical in Cannabis which people get addicted to. THC leads to poor judgement, an increase in blood pressure and drowsiness. Once THC enters the brain it binds to cannabinoid receptors. This process mimics the otherwise natural pleasure producing activities in the brain. Continued use of cannabis leads to the user building up a tolerance to the drug. This means more and more must be consumed in order to feel ‘high’. Over time the user will gain a psychological dependency to cannabis.

An ever more potent drug

Cannabis potency has increased dramatically over the past decade. Variations of cannabis often known as ‘skunk’ contain up to 10 times the amount of THC to variations sold in the 1990s. This led the United Kingdom to re-classify cannabis from Class C to Class B to reflect the damage the drug inflicts on society.

What are the health dangers?

Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to a number of life-threatening conditions such as:

  • Lung cancer
  • Mouth cancer
  • Acute and “toxic” psychosis
  • Schizophrenia

How our cannabis rehabilitation works

When you attend our cannabis rehabilitation centre you will be subject to 24 hours a day medical observation during the detoxification phase. During this time cannabis residue which lingers in your body will be given enough time to be removed from your body. Uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms will likely arise during this period. Since THC is fat-soluble it is capable of being stored within the body’s fat cells for over a month and so the drug will remain in your system even after initial detoxification has concluded.

Cannabis withdrawal symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms associated with cannabis detoxification may include:

  • Intense cravings for the drug
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Mood swings

What happens after detoxification?

Once initial detoxification has concluded you will attend various therapy sessions. During this time old negative beliefs will be tackled and new powerful coping strategies will be built. Therapy takes the form of ‘group therapy’ and ‘individual therapy’. Cognitive behavioural therapy will be employed throughout.When your cannabis rehabilitation programme draws to a close an individual relapse prevention programme will be drawn up. This will reduce the possibility of relapse once you leave the confines of our centre. We work with local support groups throughout the United Kingdom such as Marijuana Anonymous and you will be referred to one such group if deemed necessary and with your consent.

Contact Rehab 4 Addiction

If you are ready to enter residential treatment for your cannabis addiction then give Rehab 4 Addiction a call today. Cannabis addiction treatment could save your life and the cost of the treatment is usually miniscule in comparison to the cost associated with the continuation of addiction. Call today on 0800 140 4690 or complete the enquiry form.