Cannabis, or Marijuana as it is otherwise known, is an illegal drug derived from the cannabis Sativa plant.
Although many individuals believe that consuming Cannabis is not harmful, reports show that more than 55,000 people require Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction treatment in any given year due to the physical and psychological ramifications of Cannabis abuse and dependency. 
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What Is A Cannabis (Marijuana) Addiction?
A Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction or a Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD), as they are medically referred to, are psychological substance disorders that essentially see individuals become reliant on the short term effects of Cannabis use.
Upon consumption, Cannabis helps many individuals relax and feel calm for a short period. However, these short term effects gradually diminish.
Over time, the brain becomes dependent on the effects that consuming Cannabis provides, leaving many to experience intense cravings. These cravings ultimately signal that a Cannabis (Marijuana) Addiction has developed.
What Causes A Cannabis (Marijuana) Addiction?
Cannabis (Marijuana) addictions arise from many different factors. However, mental health disorders are one of the leading causes.
This is because, as touched on above, Cannabis use reduces the symptoms and pessimistic feelings associated with mental health disorders.
Other causes of a Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction include, but are not limited to the following:
- Peer pressure
- Problematic Cannabis use
Irrespective of the cause of a Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction, various treatment options are available for people from all walks of life to take advantage of.
Signs and Symptoms Of A Cannabis (Marijuana) Addiction
Due to their very nature, Cannabis misuse and dependency’s give way to several physical and psychological symptoms.
Significantly impairing an individual’s health, the symptoms associated with Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction ultimately highlight that the brain and body struggle to cope.
However, the symptoms of Cannabis abuse often go ignored and result in more than  16,994 hospital admissions being made in England each year.
Identifying the symptoms of Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction is of utmost importance. However, many fail to familiarise themselves with the symptoms that indicate that professional treatment is needed.
Below, we have outlined several common symptoms of Cannabis misuse and dependency.
- Bloodshot eyes
- Dry mouth
- Increased appetite
- Reduced interest in appearance
- Changes to routine
- Secretive behaviour
- Changes in interests
- Financial difficulty
- Broken relationships
Though the symptoms noted above are commonly associated with Cannabis abuse and addictions, it is important to remember that the signs and symptoms vary from person to person.
Some individuals will only experience a few of the physical and psychological symptoms, while others will come to encounter a multitude of symptoms.
Treatment Options for Cannabis (Marijuana) Addiction
Treatment options for Cannabis (Marijuana) addictions greatly vary and depend on the rehab attended, the severity of addiction, the symptoms an individual experiences. The physical and psychological impact addiction has had.
Usually, treatment for Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction includes:
Detoxification is the first stage in addiction treatment. Medically induced detox initiates the withdrawal process, which essentially removes harmful toxins from the body and brain. Following detoxification, rehabilitation treatment programmes are encountered.
As Cannabis (Marijuana) addictions often arise due to mental health disorders, some individuals require dual diagnosis treatment. This particular treatment sees an individual simultaneously progress through addiction and mental health treatment to maximise their recovery efforts.
Although the above treatments are exceptionally beneficial, no one person is the same. Likewise, no one addiction is the same. Considering this, customised treatment programmes are supplied to those who require treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
-  consistently used and abused drug in the United Kingdom - https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/articles/drugmisuseinenglandandwales/yearendingmarch2020
-  29.6% of adults in England and Wales take advantage of the side effects that Cannabis has each year. - https://www.statista.com/statistics/976850/cannabis-use-in-the-uk/
-  more than 55,000 people require Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction treatment in any given year due to the physical and psychological ramifications of Cannabis abuse and dependency. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47950785
-  more than - https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/statistics-on-drug-misuse/2020/part-1-hospital-admissions-related-to-drug-misuse
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