Cannabis Addiction

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 rehab works

During our cannabis rehab programme at Ocean Recovery Centre you become subject to cannabis detox. 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 help with relapse prevention 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.

  • Poor judgement

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
  • Drowsiness

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 When cannabis is withdrawn users feel very uncomfortable.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 addiction withdrawal symptoms

cannabis addiction

Common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Aggression
  • Mood swings
  • Sleeping irregularities
  • Loss of appetite
  • Paranoia
  • Depression
  • Headaches

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 addiction sufferer?

If you are a family member of an addict, we offer a family intervention service. Call today on 0125 353 0553 to enquire.

For quick access to cannabis addiction rehab call Ocean Recovery today

Call Ocean Recovery today to find out more.  Call on 0125 353 0553.  Alternatively complete the enquiry form and a member of the team will respond shortly.

Address: Ocean Recovery Centre, 94 Queens Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire FY2 9NS

Landline: 0125 353 0553