Cannabis addiction is a serious illness which brings with it an assortment of health problems. Throughout the United Kingdom cannabis has never been more accessible to both adults and children alike. Cannabis is produced from the cannabis plant. The primary agent within cannabis which causes the user to become addicted is known as THC.
How our cannabis rehabilitation works
During our cannabis rehabilitation programme at Ocean Recovery you become subject to initial detoxification. During this period you receive 24-hour medical observation from medically qualified staff. You may be offered medications which ease withdrawal symptoms.
Once cannabis detoxification is complete you receive counselling and therapy sessions. Cognitive behavioural therapy identifies ‘triggers’ of your addiction and allows you to develop powerful coping strategies which prevent relapse after you leave our centre.
How cannabis addiction works
When THC enters the blood it travels to the brain and bonds to cannabinoid receptors within the brain.
Users of the drug experience a number of negative health consequences as a result. These health problems include:
These health problems include:
- Increased blood pressure
- Poor judgement
Over time users build up a tolerance to cannabis. This means greater quantities of cannabis are required to maintain normal levels of functioning. When cannabis is withdrawn users feel very uncomfortable. This is because the brain slows down the production of ‘feel good’ chemicals during the addiction period and during withdrawal chemicals bounce back on overdrive. ‘Hyperactivity’ in the brain gives rise to dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
Cannabis withdrawal symptoms
Common withdrawal symptoms include:
- Mood swings
- Sleeping irregularities
- Loss of appetite
Prolonged use of cannabis brings with it a number of potentially life-threatening illnesses during withdrawal such as psychosis and schizophrenia.
Are you a family member of a cannabis addict?
If you are a family member of an addict, we offer an intervention service. Call today on 0125 353 0553 to enquire.
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