In the United Kingdom, approximately 29.6% of adults consume Cannabis (Marijuana) recreationally.
Perceived to be somewhat harmless, smoking Cannabis (Marijuana) sees users feeling relaxed, happy, and content for a short while.
Though Cannabis (Marijuana) effects are encountered almost immediately, they typically wear off within 10 hours. When Cannabis (Marijuana) high wears off, many people experience stress, pessimistic feelings, and low moods.
When Cannabis (Marijuana) addictions arise and impair an individual’s health and well-being, many signs and symptoms begin to surface and essentially signal that addiction treatment is required. Yet, many of these signs and symptoms go overlooked.
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The Signs and Symptoms of Cannabis (Marijuana) Addiction
The signs and symptoms encountered within each group affect an individual in contrasting ways. For example, the physical signs and symptoms of Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction will leave an individual suffering from nausea, headaches, and other health complications.
These signs and symptoms are visible and are often the first cause of concern for family members, friends, and employers.
In contrast, the psychological signs and symptoms of Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction cannot be seen. Instead, they impair the sufferer’s mental health and affect how they think and behave. As a result, many behavioural signs and symptoms come to light.
These signs and symptoms can harm the individual struggling with a Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction. They can also impact the wider community.
Below, we have shared some of the most common signs and symptoms of Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction.
Physical Signs and Symptoms
- Recurring illnesses
- Feeling under the weather
- Experiencing persistent headaches
- Nausea and sickness
- Bloodshot eyes
- Limited coordination
- Increased appetite
- Heart attack
- Rapid heart rate
- Weight loss
Psychological Signs and Symptoms
- Feeling on-edge
- Mood swings
- Reduced self-esteem
- Memory problems
- Intense cravings
- Behavioural Signs and Symptoms
- Becoming extremely secretive
- Engaging in risky behaviours
- Decreased motivation
- Reduced interest in hobbies
- Frequently calling in sick to work
- Using Cannabis (Marijuana) frequently
- Isolation from others
- Socialising with other Cannabis (Marijuana) users
- Financial difficulty
- Borrowing money from others
- Anti-social behaviour
Although not all the above signs and symptoms of Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction will be experienced, addiction treatment must be secured when just a few symptoms arise alongside frequent Cannabis (Marijuana) use and abuse.
Without treatment, Cannabis (Marijuana) addictions are virtually impossible to overcome and often lead to long-term health complications that can be fatal.
Treatment Options For Cannabis (Marijuana) Addictions
Treatment options for Cannabis (Marijuana) addictions vary considerably. They are often dependent on factors such as the severity of addiction and the symptoms encountered.
However, there are essentially two treatment options that can be taken advantage of. These options are inpatient Cannabis (Marijuana) treatment and outpatient Cannabis (Marijuana) treatment.
Though the treatments administered by private inpatient rehabs are bespoke, many people that seek treatment at a private rehab will undergo a Cannabis (Marijuana) detox, Cannabis (Marijuana) rehab, one-to-one therapy, group therapy and aftercare.
Combined, these treatments review the root cause of Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction and ensure that addiction’s short and long-term signs and symptoms can be treated.
Inpatient treatment is usually completed within 28 days and requires complete dedication and commitment. During this time, those in recovery will remain in a rehab facility. This guarantees that 24/7 help and support can be provided.
Unlike inpatient treatment, outpatient Cannabis (Marijuana) treatment is much more flexible. Those who secure outpatient treatment are only required to complete one-to-one therapy and group therapy sessions for a few hours each day.
Provided by the NHS, outpatient treatment is free of charge. As a result, waiting times often come hand-in-hand with outpatient treatment.
Although inpatient and outpatient treatment are effective and help many individuals who struggle with the signs and symptoms of Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction, we typically refer our clients to private inpatient rehabs for treatment.
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At Addiction Advocates, we specialise in securing Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction treatment for those in need.
To find out how we can assist you in locating Cannabis (Marijuana) addiction treatment, contact us today by calling our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 012 6088.
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Frequently Asked Questions
-  approximately 29.6% of adults consume Cannabis (Marijuana) recreationally - https://www.statista.com/statistics/976850/cannabis-use-in-the-uk/
-  they typically wear off within 10 hours - https://www.healthline.com/health/how-long-does-a-marijuana-high-last
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