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Cannabis Rehab

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Cannabis Rehab
Alexander Lapa
Updated on 26/02/2024
Medically reviewed by
Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist)

Cannabis rehab allows individuals with a cannabis addiction to understand their addiction and change their behaviour to lead a more fulfilling, drug-free life for themselves and their family. Through tailored intensive treatment programmes, cannabis rehab provides the opportunity to talk to leading therapists about your experiences, find new ways to manage your behaviour and prevent relapse in the future.

At Addiction Advocates, our 24/7 advice and support helpline can answer your questions about cannabis rehab and refer you to the leading rehabilitation centres in your area and across the United Kingdom.

What is Cannabis Rehab?

Cannabis rehab is a place for those with an addiction to cannabis to immerse themselves in their recovery from drug use. During cannabis rehabilitation, people take part in intensive treatment programmes that involve learning about the causes of addiction, talking about their experiences and finding ways to prevent future relapse from occurring.

What is Included in Cannabis Rehab?

When taking part in cannabis rehabilitation, you will immerse yourself in an intensive treatment programme that helps you deal with your addiction and reliance on cannabis use.

Treatments and therapy

Narcotics anonymous meeting with people holding hands

For most of your time at rehabilitation, you take part in intensive treatments and therapies that are performed by therapists that specialise in treating cannabis addiction and other forms of drug addiction.

Using CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural-Therapy) at the core of their treatments and therapies, the treatment is designed to help you understand the origins of your addictive behaviour and how you can prevent relapse to lead a brighter, drug-free future.

Rehabilitation treatments and therapies can be performed in different groups so that they are tailored to best suit you and benefit your recovery progress. These include:

  • On-on-one therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Art therapy


Navigating through recovery can feel like a lonely place after returning to normal life after rehabilitation. However, you will receive aftercare and support for up to 12 months with your rehabilitation centre.

You will have access to a free 24/7 helpline for advice and support so you can ask any questions about your recovery journey. You will also attend regular check-ups with a member of staff from your centre to speak about your progress.

Why is Cannabis Rehab Important for Recovery?

It is often hard for individuals to fully withdraw from their cannabis use when attempting to recover from home. This is mainly due to them residing in their usual environment that is associated with drug use, and therefore temptations can lead to an increased chance in relapse.

To fully immerse in one’s recovery from cannabis addiction, it’s vital that an individual withdraws from cannabis within a safe and controlled environment. At cannabis rehab, individuals can concentrate on their recovery without any distractions or temptations from disturbing their progress.

How Do I Know If I Need to go to Cannabis Rehab?

It can be difficult for individuals with a cannabis addiction to know when they should seek help. It’s important to spot the signs of a cannabis addiction early and to seek rehabilitation as soon as possible to prevent drug use from affecting your overall quality of life.

Withdrawal symptoms

Man depressed from cocaine addiction

Although cannabis does not make the body physiologically reliant on using the drug, people with a cannabis addiction can suffer from significant psychological withdrawal symptoms that can lead to serious mental health issues down the line.

When not using cannabis, individuals can suffer from serious psychological symptoms that can impact their day-to-day life and become worse over time. These include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Pseudohallucinations
  • Acute psychosis

Low energy levels

Man with low energy levels from cannabis

One of the main side effects of cannabis use, and can be appealing to some users, is that it lowers blood pressure and energy levels. When used extensively, this can be an issue during social activities and during work hours as energy levels are low and can impact performance/social capabilities.

As well as causing issues between partners and friends, cannabis addiction can be a major issue for employers and can lead to unemployment. Before it gets to this point, it’s important to spot the signs early and seek professional help from a cannabis rehabilitation centre.

How Long Does Cannabis Rehab Last?

The duration of a cannabis rehabilitation programme depends on several factors, including the length of your tailored programme and the type of treatments that you choose for your recovery.

Unlike most other drug rehabilitation processes, cannabis does not require controlled detoxification as it’s not associated with withdrawal symptoms that affect the body physiologically.

Intensive treatment programmes for cannabis addiction can last up to 28 days long, depending on how many treatments you choose to take part in to fully recover from your cocaine addiction.

Alternatives to Cannabis Rehab

Cannabis rehabilitation isn’t for everyone, and there are other alternative options that you can choose from to help assist with your recovery.

NHS Outpatient Treatments

NHS outpatient treatments are a cost-free, effective way to help treat individuals with a cannabis addiction and prevent future relapse.

After speaking to your local GP, they will be able to analyse your behaviour and refer you to NHS outpatient services for further treatment.

However, NHS waiting times are extensive and often people don’t receive the treatment that they want for months or even years after referral. For some people, this can be too long, and it may be worth seeking private treatment.

Narcotics Anonymous

NA, or Narcotics Anonymous, are an organisation that run local meetings in your area across the United Kingdom to help individuals with drug and alcohol addictions.

NA meetings are a good alternative to cannabis rehabilitation as it does not incur costs and allows people to speak to likeminded individuals with shared experiences.

However, these meetings are not held by trained therapists and therefore they are at a reduced chance of treating addiction without additional professional help.

How Can Addiction Advocates Help You

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At Addiction Advocates, we are here to help you through the early stages of your recovery journey and help you get the right treatment to build for a brighter future.

We offer a 24/7 helpline with free advice and support to answer any questions you may have about drug addiction and drug rehab. With our referral service, we can help you or a loved one have access to some of the leading rehabilitation centres across the United Kingdom without any complicated admissions process.

We are connected to leading rehabilitation centres within your local area and region that can provide you with treatment that can change your life. All you must do is speak to us over the phone and we’ll make the admissions process as smooth as possible.

Short-term vs Long-term Addiction Treatment

If you are looking to recover from your cannabis addiction, it is important to remember that this can be a long process. Short-term treatment options are available and can work. However, this will usually favour individuals who don’t suffer from psychological side effects.

It is important to note that future treatment or ongoing psychological support may be required after completing a cannabis rehab programme. This will depend on your personal circumstances and the background of your addiction.

Get In Touch Today

To benefit from long-term recovery by completing a short-term residential rehab programme, contact our team here at Addiction Advocates. We take the stress of finding a rehab centre for you, complete assessments, and help you to find a suitable cannabis rehab programme for you. Call us on 0800 012 6088 or send us an email at

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cannabis?
Cannabis, which is otherwise known under its other remits as “marijuana”, “weed”, “skunk” is a plant with psychoactive properties and one of the most widely used illegal substances in the world. In recent years it has been legalised in a number of countries giving it more prominence across the world. Cannabis can be consumed in a number of ways, but it is typically smoked. When smoked, the user inhales the psychoactive chemical THC (delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol) giving the user feelings of relaxation and happiness, otherwise commonly referred to as “stoned”
How to speak to someone with a cannabis addiction
It’s very difficult to have a conversation with any addict as most do not want to talk about their addiction. Cannabis can be even more difficult as it’s perception to many is that it isn’t dangerous and is not addictive, so often addicts don’t see a problem with it. When speaking to someone with an addiction to cannabis, you need to outline your boundaries and explain of certain behaviours that you have found distressing when the person has been under the influence. It’s important to let them know of boundaries, but also to not be judgemental and negative. In this situation, you need to be supportive and provide them with empathy, reasoning and support. An excellent way of being both practically supportive and emotionally supportive is to offer to attend an initial consultation with a GP with them.
What are the withdrawal symptoms of Cannabis?
There are physical and psychological symptoms to cannabis withdrawal. The psychological withdrawal symptoms can include anything from reduced appetite, vivid dreams and nightmares, agitation, anxiousness, weight loss, depression, fatigue and insomnia. The physical symptoms can include anything from stomach cramps, perspiration, shivers/fever, digestion issues and trembling.
Seth Bolton

Seth is an author, addiction recovery expert and fully accredited member of the national counselling society. He has experience working with a wide range of addictions and mental illnesses using a number of evidence-based therapies and programmes such as the SMART models of addiction recovery.

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