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Cannabis Addiction: Effects, Symptoms & Treatment

With cannabis, also commonly known as marijuana, in the national and world news so much lately you’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t at least vaguely aware of what this drug is. Despite having some knowledge about cannabis, you might not know that an addiction to cannabis can be a serious problem. Have you or a person you know got a problem with cannabis? Call or email us today for some immediate help and advice.

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Other Names For Cannabis

Known by hundreds of nicknames like spliff, ganja, weed, hash, skunk, and herb to name just a few, cannabis actually has a lot of myths surrounding it for a substance that is so widely known.

To get some straight facts about cannabis beyond this article you can call Rehab Clinic at 0800 234 3825 any time, day or night.

What Is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a naturally growing plant that when ingested or smoked acts as a relaxant, mood enhancer, appetite stimulant, and sometimes very mild hallucinogenic.

Users usually report feeling the effects are quite quickly from smoking and prefer marijuana as medicine to ease the pain and nausea of cancer, AIDS and other extremely serious health conditions. However, like most psycho-interactive substances the effects of cannabis can differ from one person to the next, with some users feeling intensely anxious and paranoid.

Cannabis Rehab Clinics

Because cannabis has long been the subject of much controversy in the medical and law enforcement fields, credible statistics about the level of use are hard to acquire. Many people can smoke cannabis regularly, as much as several times per day, and maintain a normal career and their health.

Others contend that cannabis may not seem as harmful as other drugs but that it serves as a “gateway” drug, meaning that people who try marijuana are opening a gateway into a whole world of drug abuse.

Drug rehab for a cannabis addiction should be a serious consideration for those who feel they have developed a reliance on the drug.

Findings About Cannabis

The primary findings from a recent study from the official Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (UK) were that while there are some health risks associated with inhaling smoke of any kind, even frequent use of cannabis cannot be rightfully associated with major health problems for individual users or society as a whole.

Unlike almost any other recreational drug, the risk acute toxicity of cannabis is extremely low; studies have found an unusually large factor of separation (more than 10,000:1) between pharmacologically effective and lethal doses. In other words, it is nearly physically impossible to consume enough cannabis to die as a result of overdose.

There have been some suggestions that there is a minor risk of bronchitis or lung cancer from smoking marijuana, but study by the United States’ National Toxicology Program found “absolutely no evidence” to support these claims.Extremely heavy and consistent use of cannabis will probably lead to dependence in some form, but its physically addictive potential is almost trivial compared to even tobacco and alcohol.

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Think You Or A Friend Has A Problem With Cannabis?

It is becoming more widely accepted societal wisdom that the occasional use of cannabis is less dangerous than socially accepted drugs like alcohol and tobacco, but sale and possession remains a criminal offence in the UK and most countries.

Cannabis can be discovered in the urine through drug testing for as many as to 2-7 days after a few sessions, but up to 30 days after the last time for heavy users.

We understand that taking the decision to commit to rehab can be difficult, you can schedule a tour of one your local rehab centers to see the available facilities, resources and environment. This can help you with taking the first steps towards your rehabilitation.


    1. Continuously taking drugs that are no longer needed for a health problem
    2. Building up a tolerance against the drugs
    3. Feel shaky, depressed, stomachaches, intense sweating, headaches and more intense symptoms when the drugs wear off
    4. Even when drug addiction is hurting your loved ones, you still can’t stop
    5. You spend time thinking about how to get drugs, when to take it, how good it feels.
    6. Having a hard time giving yourself limitations to drug use
    7. Losing interest in extracurricular or social activities that don’t involve drugs
    8. Losing priority over personal & professional responsibilities
    9. You borrow or steal money to pay for drugs
    10. Having trouble to get along with loved ones and colleagues. They complain about your actions or how you’ve changed.
    11. Sleeping and eating too much or too little
    12. Drug addiction reflects on your physical appearance. Bloodshot eyes, bad breath, tremors, blood nose, or you may have gained or lost weight.
    13. You have a new set of friends with whom you do drugs and go to different places to use the drugs.
    • Drug inpatient detox
    • Drug home detox
    • Drug rehab
    • Intervention
    • Counselling
    • Group Therapy
    • Rehab facilities

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The best way to get started is to give us a call at 0800 118 2892 for free advice and assessment. Let us help you or your loved one figure out the best treatment plan for your alcohol addiction so you can get started on your journey to recovery.

    • Keep track of the volume of your drug use to have a better understanding of the role of drug addiction in your life.
    • Consider the impact of your drug use to the things that matter most to you, such as your partner, your children, your career and your health.
    • Consider getting advice from a person you trust about your drug use.
    • Remind yourself of the reasons why you want to change for the better.
    • Analyse your attempts at recovery. What worked and what didn’t?
    • Set specific, measurable goals, such as time and limitations you’ve made to recover from drug addiction.
    • Consider to open up to your loved ones that you’re committing to recovery and seek for their support.