Exclusive cannabis addiction treatment at Steps Together Rehab.
Cannabis is one of the most commonly used drugs in the UK, and can have many negative effects on a user.
At StepsTogether Rehab, we have a specially designed Cannabis Treatment Programme to help users overcome cannabis addiction and regain control of their lives.
What is Cannabis addiction?
Cannabis is usually smoked, either in cigarette form or using a pipe. It can also be consumed orally, either by brewing it in tea or by cooking food with it.
Cannabis contains the active ingredient THC, a chemical similar to one produced naturally by the brain. THC affects the areas of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, movement, concentration and coordination. It can also have an effect on the functioning of the nervous system.
The effect Cannabis has on mental health
If you or your loved one takes cannabis regularly, it could have a negative impact on your mental health. As well as developing an addiction, someone who takes cannabis for a sustained period of time could also experience a number of other side effects.
- Anger and mood swings
- Brain damage
Other health risks
As well as having a negative effect on mental health, cannabis addiction can also have a number of physical side effects.
Cannabis can have an effect on the normal cognitive function of the brain, and the damage caused can often be semi-permanent. Regular cannabis abuse can reduce the brain’s learning capacity, making it harder to form new short-term memories and store information.
It can also affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, potentially increasing the risk of heart attack by raising blood pressure and heart rate. Cannabis smoke also contains harmful substances such as carbon monoxide, cyanide and tar, which can lead to a number of respiratory problems.
Symptoms and signs of addiction
If you are worried that an addiction may have developed in yourself or a loved one, there are many signs to look out for.
- Changes in appetite
- Mood swings
- Red eyes
- Irregular sleeping pattern
- Dry mouth
- Increased heart rate
- Lingering cough
- Lack of motivation
- Constant drug cravings
- Memory problems
We understand that addressing a drug problem, whether in yourself or a loved one, is difficult. However, here at StepsTogether Rehab, we provide the expert care needed to overcome cannabis addiction and live a fulfilling life.
How does rehab work?
If you or your loved one has made the decision to undergo treatment for cannabis addiction, our professionally trained staff will be happy to arrange a 1-2-1 consultation to discuss the treatment options.
We understand that speaking to a loved one about their addiction can seem overwhelming, but we can help. We have professionally trained staff who can help you carry out a non-confrontation intervention for a friend or family member who is battling a cannabis addiction.
The treatment we offer at our Nottingham facility begins with a detox process, which allows the drug to leave a patient’s body.
During this period, a patient may experience some withdrawal symptoms. Although these symptoms are not usually life-threatening, there may be some discomfort experienced during this time.
These symptoms include:
- Mood swings
- Vivid dreams
- Feelings of anxiety or depression
- Digestive cramps
- Fever or chills
We know this may seem daunting, but you or your loved one will receive constant medical care throughout the detox period from expertly trained medical professionals.
After a patient has completed the detox process, the rehabilitation process will begin. During this process, you or your loved one will be encouraged to attend a number of therapy sessions.
These are overseen by our professionally trained therapists and counsellors, and are seen as a safe space for patients to talk about any issues they may have.
These therapies include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Stress management therapy
- Holistic therapy
- Group therapy
At StepsTogether Rehab, we realise that cannabis addiction does not just affect the user, but those who care about them too. With this in mind, we offer regular workshops that are open to close friends and family of those undergoing cannabis addiction treatment.
These sessions are designed to provide you with the skills you need to help your loved one after they have completed the rehabilitation programme, and will teach you how to encourage healthy choices after a patient has left our facility.
How do I get help for Cannabis addiction?
Whether you’re seeking help for yourself or for a loved one, making an appointment with your local GP is a good place to start, as they may refer you or your loved one on for further treatment.
Alternatively, you can schedule a 1-2-1 consultation with us directly, where a member of our professional team will be able to talk you or your loved one through the treatment options that are available.
Get help now
If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you or your loved one, call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 038 5585, or fill out our contact form and take the first step towards overcoming cannabis addiction.