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Marijuana Addiction Treatment Centre in the UK

Effective Treatment for Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in Britain with around 2.1 million adults using it on a regular basis, according to government figures released last year. It also has been shown through research that the number of users has been steadily increasing since 2009.

Marijuana is a drug that many people take without thinking about the consequences; however, the use of marijuana can lead to addiction and other harmful effects to the body in some cases.

There are a number of ways that marijuana addiction treatment can help you or a loved one. Treatment for marijuana addiction will enable the person suffering from addiction to learn about the effects of this drug, how to avoid it in the future and what available help is around for support in recovery.

If you or somebody close has a problem with marijuana, it is important to seek help as soon as possible. There are a number of inpatient programs that can provide you with the resources and support necessary for the difficult journey towards sobriety.

Marijuana Abuse Signs

Marijuana addiction is a real problem in the United Kingdom and worldwide. There are many people who suffer from it and they cannot seem to get out of that cycle without professional help. Marijuana abuse signs include any of the following:

  • Tolerance to marijuana (requires more and more of the drug in order to get high)
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not taking marijuana (cravings, irritability, anxiety)
  • Loss of interest in other activities (socializing, hobbies)
  • Continued marijuana use despite negative consequences.

Marijuana Addiction Symptoms

Marijuana addiction can be difficult to battle. There are many reasons why people get addicted, and these reasons usually relate to the person’s mental state or personality. Some users may be more prone to addiction than others, such as those who have a family history of drug abuse.

Symptoms:

  • Reduced cognitive ability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety and paranoia in some cases

A person who has been using for a while will often experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using. These symptoms can be severe and include seizures, depression, insomnia, or other sleep disorders.

Treatment for Marijuana Addiction Withdrawal

Marijuana addiction withdrawal symptoms can be a part of the process due to physical dependence. This means that when someone has been smoking marijuana for a long time, they have developed a tolerance and need to keep smoking so they do not experience withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms of marijuana addiction withdrawal include anxiety, irritability, headaches, and insomnia.

Marijuana addiction treatment may include one or more psychiatric medications that can help reduce the withdrawal symptoms.

Why a Private Marijuana Addiction Rehab the Best?

Marijuana addiction treatment can be done in a private setting, which makes it easier for those struggling with an addiction to remain anonymous and focus on their recovery. The use of drugs or alcohol is often a source of shame and embarrassment for those who struggle with addiction.

It can be helpful to seek out treatment for addiction in a private setting so that the individual does not have to worry about being judged or feeling embarrassed. Private rehabs such as PROMIS offer an individualized approach to addiction treatment that can help those who are struggling with an addiction.

If you or a loved one would like to know more about our treatment methods or options for help with marijuana addiction, our experienced staff are at hand to assist.

FAQ about  Marijuana Addiction

What Is Marijuana Addiction?

Marijuana addiction is a form of substance abuse. The person who abuses the drug feels compelled to use it and will feel withdrawal symptoms if they stop using it abruptly.

How Do Users Take Marijuana?

Marijuana is usually smoked in a cigarette, commonly called a joint. However, It can also be used in many other ways that are considered recreational use of the drug rather than delivery of medical marijuana. Below are the ways marijuana is used:

Smoking 

This is either through a rolled cigarette or using a pipe or bong where water is used as a filtration device. Blubbers or mini bongs the size of a pipe are also common. Marijuana users can get creative making bongs out of anything from soda bottles to even fruit! The smoke is carcinogenic so the effects are manyfold. Gravity, bucket, or waterfall bongs are made from plastic bottles, milk jugs, buckets, and two-liter soda bottles where gravity pulls the smoke into the chamber using water, or sometimes beer or wine.

Vaping

This is a relatively new method of consuming marijuana where the device heats the marijuana to a point just below the point of combustion. The active ingredients are inhaled as a vapor excluding the carcinogenic smoke giving a stronger high, without the marijuana smell and the vaporizers are small and easy to conceal

Dabbing

This is similar to vaping, but it uses tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) resins in the form of oil (hash oil or honey oil), a soft solid (wax or budder), or a hard solid (shatter). A blowtorch is used to heat a glass pipe or bong creating a vapour almost immediately producing a greater high than smoking marijuana the traditional way.

Oral Ingestion

Cookies or brownies that are home-baked with marijuana brownies have been around for decades, but now marijuana is being cooked in many different foods called marijuana edibles. Cakes, cookies, gummy bears, cereal, granola bars, and even chewing gum containing marijuana. Teas, sodas, and even beers are used with marijuana oil additives are also increasingly available. Because people feel that the ingestion of the substance is less harmful, the delayed onset of its effect is the frequent cause of overdose.

Sprays

Infusing liquids with THC or cannabinol (CBD) to make sprays, where the users can spray under the tongue, is done to avoid the harmful effects of smoke. This method is used where marijuana is still illegal as they are difficult to detect. Some users spray differently flavored infusions on joints and blunts as a combined method of use.

Tinctures

Extracted from marijuana plants, these liquid tinctures are infused with alcohol or alcohol and water, and a few drops are placed under the tongue to be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.

This form of marijuana is highly concentrated, highly potent, and fast-acting, and is typically used for medical purposes. Because of the intense high produced, it is often abused by recreational marijuana users

Topical 

Topical marijuana oils are thicker than those used in edible products and are placed on the skin to relieve muscle pain and soreness by absorption. They do not produce a high and are generally used for medicinal purposes only.

Short-Term Effects of Marijuana Use

The short-term effects of marijuana use include *distorted perceptions; *time distortion (a sense that time is slowing down);*disorientation and confusion.

Marijuana addiction treatment can help by providing counseling, therapy, and support groups.

Long-Term Effects of Marijuana Use

Long-term use of marijuana can lead to addiction. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 9% of those who try it will become addicted. Marijuana is addictive because it affects the brain’s dopamine levels, which control both mood and movement.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse continues that those addicted to marijuana may be more likely to suffer from anxiety or depression as a result of using it.

How Addictive Is Marijuana?

Marijuana is addictive for some people. The most common addiction to marijuana is not physical, but psychological. It is the euphoric feeling of being high or “stoned” that is addictive. This high feeling can be caused by the chemicals in marijuana or it may come from a person’s expectations of what they think smoking will do to them.

How Will I Know if Someone Is on Marijuana?

Marijuana can be detected in urine, saliva, or blood. It is also possible to detect the drug through a hair follicle test. All of these tests are conducted using sophisticated equipment that can detect the presence of THC, which is what makes marijuana addictive. Some visible signs of marijuana use are weight loss, burns on the fingertips or lips, and a lack of motivation.

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