If you or someone you care about is struggling with cannabis addiction and wants to discuss treatment options, then we are able to outline a number of suitable treatments. A heavy cannabis user usually has to hit rock bottom before they seek to change, but it doesn’t have to be that way, reach out today to begin your recovery process.
Our partner rehabs offer an incrediblee experienced when it comes to detoxing heavy users of cannabis and aims to successfully rehabilitate sufferers on an individual basis depending on their needs.
The staff at our London rehab are all in recovery from a number of different addictions (including cannabis) and therefore are more familiar with the process and may even have been through the same treatment programmes themselves.
Also, all London cannabis rehabs are rated 100% by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) so you can rest assured you are in capable hands. Cannabis rehab in London also offers low-cost treatments and family programmes to suit whatever needs you may have. They also offer free lifetime aftercare for every patient.
There are many different signs and symptoms of cannabis addiction and some sufferers may not exhibit all the signs, but if you or someone you care about is suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from cannabis addiction.
The first sign is a general increase in cannabis tolerance, which means needing a larger amount of cannabis to feel ‘high’. This is a common factor among all drug addictions and is a good sign to look out for.
The next sign is also applicable to both cannabis and other drugs, as both cannabis and other drugs will affect your relationships with friends and family. This may be because of your usage itself or your behaviour that cannabis affects.
Similar to this is losing interest in your hobbies and social activities, but this doesn’t always apply as some cannabis users can maintain such activities even with heavy usage, especially if their cannabis usage is usually done in a social setting.
Another pretty obvious sign is daily usage of cannabis over a prolonged period, you don’t necessarily need to take cannabis every day to have an addiction, but this is often the case, and certainly with heavy cannabis addiction.
Another similar sign is being unable to function without cannabis, this usually means you are addicted to cannabis unless the cannabis is prescribed by your doctor. Adverse mental health consequences are also often a tell-tale sign of cannabis addiction, the main ones being depression, anxiety, paranoia, and even hallucinations.
Debt and financial difficulties are also a sign of cannabis addiction, cannabis is expensive, so heavy users will often get into debt to fund their addiction.
Being unable to stop when you want is also a pretty obvious sign that applies to nearly all cannabis users, so if this applies, you are almost certainly suffering from cannabis addiction. And finally, feeling anxious and irritable as a result of being without cannabis is also a major sign of cannabis addiction.
Cannabis comes in all sorts of different varieties, each with different effects and strengths. Herbal cannabis, which is the flower of the cannabis plant, is the most popular.
Herbal cannabis looks similar in appearance to dried grass or kitchen herbs, but with a distinct, strong aroma. Herbal cannabis is often referred to as ‘weed’ or ‘skunk’ but there are many different colloquial names for the drug.
It is usually purchased in small plastic bags or wraps of tinfoil and is often smoked with tobacco in a large cigarette paper or some kind of pipe or other smoking paraphernalia. The least popular form of cannabis is the oil form.
Cannabis oil usually has a dark colouration similar to bark and is stickier than most oils. It contains the most concentrated levels of the active chemical in cannabis, THC. This type of cannabis can be smoked but is also added to food.
This form can be used for medical purposes but it is also often abused. The third form of cannabis is the resin form. The resin form of cannabis is also dark in texture but is more solid and is often pressed, and like the cannabis oil, can be smoked or added to food.
When it comes to the health risks that cannabis poses, there are both short and long-term effects. The short-term effects of cannabis usage are short-term memory loss, anxiety and paranoia (usually thoughts of being followed or watched), coordination issues, slowed reaction times, an increased heart rate, and sexual issues (in males).
And in some extreme cases, psychosis, which is the inability to determine imagination from reality, a loss of personal identity, and hallucinations. You also risk an increase in the likelihood of having a stroke.
The more long-term effects of cannabis addiction are poor academic performance, an inability to learn new complex tasks and perform them, susceptibility to other addictions, personal relationship problems (and even domestic violence in extreme cases), criminal and antisocial behaviour (stealing and lying for example), financial difficulties/dependence on government assistance, employment issues, and a reduction in IQ (intelligence). The reduction in IQ usually only occurs if you used heavily in your teenage years.
However, there is good news; if you choose to admit yourself into a rehab or detox facility, you will be looked after in a safe and nurturing environment, you will have full access to treatments with around the clock support, and you will have access to a team of doctors and therapists to attend to your needs.
You will also receive a personalised rehabilitation programme and you will learn much-needed techniques to prevent future relapses.
All this will help you overcome the root of cannabis addiction and you will begin to look and feel sharper, you will regain your confidence, and you will begin to sleep better. And you can rest assured that if you choose cannabis rehab you will receive a 1-year complimentary aftercare support service to support you fully on your journey to a clean life.
The recommended treatment time is 28 days, and this treatment includes one-on-one counselling, group therapy, yoga and meditation, relapse prevention techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy, general fitness, process addiction therapy, mindfulness, and a holistic programme.
Leaving rehab and facing reality can be hard, so London cannabis rehab has a programme to help. The short-term help this programme provides is free aftercare support sessions for a whole year.
The therapy is group therapy but there is the opportunity for one-on-one counselling. And in the long-term, the programme will give you access to a recovery network called Alumni, which involves events like BBQs, Christmas parties, dinners, and adventure days out. Putting down drugs does not have to mean the end of your social life.