How Is Cannabis Addiction Treated?
Visiting a cannabis rehab centre is an incredibly positive step, but we understand that it can be daunting if you don’t know what to expect and how your addiction is treated.
Depending on your own personal circumstances, the cannabis rehab process can be intense – but this is nothing to be apprehensive about. In fact, intense inpatient private cannabis rehab is likely the best way to overcome addiction in the most fast and streamline way possible.
Cannabis addiction is treated with a range of treatments, which can include, but isn’t limited to:
- Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
- 1-2-1 Counselling
- Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- On-going Aftercare
The important thing to remember when thinking about rehab for cannabis addiction is that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach. For example, our partnering rehabs offer addiction services for a range of addictions, including cannabis, meaning if you have any coinciding addictions or require dual diagnosis, you’re able to treat everything at once.
It isn’t uncommon to have more than one addiction, whether it is a substance addiction or a behavioural addiction. By visiting a reputable rehab, you’ll be able to overcome your addictions and return to your life as a sober you.
What to Expect at Cannabis Rehab
If you have never visited a rehab for cannabis, or for any substance or behavioural addiction, we understand that you may feel some level of dread but there is no need for any surprises.
This is what you can expect at your chosen treatment centre, but you should always bear in mind that all rehabs have varied approaches but the overall structure will typically stay the same – especially if they’re regulated.
That being said, this is the typical structure of cannabis rehab UK.
Assessment & Admission
Before you choose a rehab, it is important that you know and understand your options. This is where we come in at Action Rehab. We bridge the gap between you and a suitable rehab centre and get to know more about who you are, what addictions you have (besides cannabis addiction) and other factors such as:
- Your budget
- How long you’ve been addicted
- Your location
- Preferred method of treatment (inpatient or outpatient)
- You current health state
- Whether you require a medically assisted detox
Once we have this information and have completed a pre-admission phone call and assessment, we can finalise details like your chosen location, the duration of your stay and an admission date.
Detox and / or Rehabilitation
After this stage, you will be admitted to detox or rehabilitation, the decision as to what comes first will already be made during your pre-admission and treatment plan write up.
If you require a detox, you will do so within a designated detox clinic, all organised by us at Action Rehab. If you have been using cannabis for a long period of time, and frequently, a detox is likely going to be the best course of action.
This is so that you’re able to manage withdrawal symptoms when they arise, some of these withdrawals could include:
- Low mood
- Low appetite
- Stomach pains
Therefore, having the ability to have medical staff around you, along with addiction therapists makes for a more manageable withdrawal from using cannabis.
How to Know If You’re Addicted to Cannabis
With the growing legalisation of cannabis around the world, there is a level of acceptance of the drug. However, this doesn’t mean it’s addictive nature or negative impacts can be overlooked; if you’re worried about being addicted to cannabis but don’t know the signs – look out for these following symptoms.
- Finding it difficult to limit or have control over your cannabis use
- Cravings that persist until you have cannabis
- You have neglected your everyday responsibilities
- You only attend social events if recreational cannabis use is involved
- You’re declining in performance at work, school or any other deadlined activities
- You experience withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop cannabis
- You continue to take cannabis even when you’re aware of its dangers and detriments
- You are failing to quit when you attempt it
- You’re living your life alongside cannabis. (E.g. dangerously driving while high)
- Cannabis is affecting your relationship and is coming before your relationships as a priority.
For the greatest recovery probability, visiting a residential rehab programme should be a priority.
This option is promoted to ensure around the clock, specialised care is provided, and thus, you’re given the best chance at living a life that is free of any substance.
You might be wondering, how on earth did you get addicted to cannabis in the first place. The bottom line is, addiction can happen to anybody, it isn’t intentional and it doesn’t discriminate – so, if you need help, we’re here to guide you in the right direction.
Causations of Cannabis Addiction
Like any other addiction, causation can vary; however, the most common reason why the likes of marijuana is used, is to escape reality.
Cannabis is known for its hallucinogenic effects. It’s a socially accepted drug, commonly used as a stress reliever, or as a coping mechanism to escape day to day problems. However, as individuals begin to favour its short-term effects, withdrawal symptoms set in, influencing greater consumption.
Cannabis is one of the most difficult drugs on the market to overcome. Once its effects have been experienced, individuals are highly likely to become addicted to the substance.
There are many starting points for cannabis use, from poor mental health to recreational social use. The outcome however is the same, with chronic use comes chronic addiction so if you’re resonating with these sorts of issues, seek help today.
Risks of Cannabis Use
While there is the perpetuating discourse around marijuana being safe for consumption and carrying no risks, this isn’t entirely true. In fact, like any drug, cannabis of course carries risks.
Unlike other drugs, consuming cannabis, or commonly known as weed or marijuana, mainly influences a psychological addiction, with the potential of leading to many long-term mental health conditions.
Cannabis is one of the most used illegal drugs across the UK, in fact “Since estimates began in the year ending December 1995, cannabis has consistently been the most used drug in England and Wales” according to the UK government.
If you need any more convincing that you should seek marijuana rehab, consider the risks we have listed below:
Short term risks:
- High blood pressure
- Memory loss.
Although cannabis is less addictive when compared to other harmful drugs, long-term use can lead to fixations, influencing common withdrawal symptoms.
Long term risks:
After long-term use, an individual can expect to experience significant psychological effects.
Cannabis is known to impact cognitive functionality, along with influencing chronic mental health issues and further addictions. Consistent use of cannabis will increase the risk of developing an addiction and further abuse of substances, along with life-threatening conditions, reducing quality of life significantly.
If you are experiencing any negative side effects or consistent withdrawal symptoms from cannabis abuse, get in touch with our team here at Action Rehab.
We have a wide range of reputable rehab centres, which specialise in drug addiction and mental health recovery. We can refer you to one of our rehab centres to complete residential addiction treatment so reach out before long-term, highly dangerous side effects set in.
How Long Does Cannabis Rehab Last?
Rehab for cannabis, or for any substance all last on your chosen amount of time.
Private rehabs tailor your treatment plan to you and your personal circumstances. This means that once we have all the information that we require during the aforementioned pre-admission phone call, we will make recommendations on how long we think that you require.
However, so that you know what options there are, typically, these are the durations of stay within an inpatient facility.
- 7 nights
- 10 nights
- 14 nights
- 21 nights
- 28 nights
These all range in prices and we can help you find a cannabis rehab clinic that can offer you the bespoke care that you need and deserve.
Please be aware that your progression will be observed by our specialised team, ensuring you are on track for an efficient recovery. We do not believe in quick fixes. However, we do believe in holistic approaches to hit your addiction head on.
Why You Should Get Help, Today
If you’re living with a cannabis addiction, seeking support through addiction treatment is important. Consistent consumption of cannabis can lead to many mental health conditions.
Without seeking the right support, greater damage will be caused to a user’s brain functionality, significantly reducing quality of life, while influencing many other dangers.
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