Ways You Can Get Help For A Cannabis Addiction

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Jun 16, 2024 11:35:00 AM

Cannabis is a popular drug, illegally used by a high population of the UK. Studies show that around 2.5 million people across the UK have reported using cannabis.

If you feel you are suffering from a cannabis addiction and you find it difficult to quit cannabis use, there is help available that you can access for support.

In today's blog, we will be exploring why you should seek help for your addiction and the different cannabis addiction treatment options available.


What is Cannabis Addiction?

Marijuana addiction, often referred to as cannabis dependency, is a condition that involves a physical and/ or psychological dependence on cannabis.

Usually, cannabis addictions start by using the drug recreationally which can escalate quickly into dependence. This dependence can affect various aspects of your life such as relationships, finances, mental/ physical health and your general well-being.

Some of the symptoms of a cannabis addiction to be aware of include:

  • Developing a tolerance to the drug
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you stop using it
  • Struggling to stop smoking cannabis
  • Prioritising sourcing and using marijuana


Understanding the signs of cannabis abuse and addiction is the first step toward seeking help. Persistent cravings, increased tolerance, neglect of responsibilities, and unsuccessful attempts to quit are all indicators that you may be struggling with cannabis dependency.


Why Seek Help for Cannabis Addiction?

Recognising that your addiction is impacting your life and that you need help, is a brave step in the right direction.

Cannabis addiction can not only contribute to physical health problems but can impact your mental well-being too. For example, it can make any existing mental health problems worse, leading to the potential development of new mental health issues.

The longer you ignore the problem and continue cannabis abuse, the harder it becomes to overcome your addiction in the future. Overcoming your addiction is a process and it doesn't happen overnight, which is why you should consider reaching out for professional guidance.


The Support Available for Cannabis Addiction

If you are struggling with a cannabis addiction, there are various support options available to you. Regain that control over your life and take the first step towards recovery and a happier, healthier, brighter future.

Finding the best treatment option to suit you is an important part of the recovery journey, and can determine your chances of maintaining sobriety.

From addiction assessments to inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation treatments, you can find tailored support to address your specific needs. Let's take a look into some of the main treatment options available for cannabis addiction:


Cannabis Detox

A cannabis detox works by stopping the use of cannabis, and allowing your body to readjust to life without the drug. You may experience some withdrawal symptoms and cravings during our detox, but it is important to stay strong and remember why you started and how far you have come.

Detoxification aims to address physical dependence and many people can successfully detox from cannabis at home. However, some people prefer medical supervision when detoxing.

In some cases, Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) may be recommended to help manage marijuana withdrawal symptoms and support the recovery process.

Although it’s possible to complete a detox without further treatment, it is much more effective as part of a more comprehensive treatment program including therapy and aftercare.


Cannabis detox key points:

  • Cannabis detox is when you stop taking cannabis
  • You may experience withdrawal symptoms during this stage
  • You may benefit from detox medication 
  • We recommend detoxing from cannabis with professional guidance 


Cannabis Rehab Treatment

There are two key types of rehab treatment – inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab. Cannabis rehab aims to help people with cannabis addictions to overcome them in a safe and effective way.

Inpatient rehab involves staying at a treatment centre and receiving round-the-clock care, counselling, and support.

Whereas outpatient addiction rehab, allows you to attend treatment sessions while continuing with your daily life. Both approaches provide structured environments where you can focus on your recovery.

An online rehab is a form of outpatient rehab – however, it allows you to recover from addiction from the comfort of your own home. This is a convenient option if you lead a busy lifestyle or have work commitments.

Specialised cannabis addiction treatment programs are designed to address the unique challenges associated with marijuana dependence. These programs often include a combination of therapy, counselling, and support groups/ group therapies to help you navigate the recovery process.

Therapy is a key aspect of marijuana addiction recovery. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET) are commonly used to help you understand and change your patterns of thinking and behaviour related to marijuana use.

At Rehubs, we offer a combination of group therapy and one-to-one counselling. 95% of residential rehab clinics take this approach because it is the most effective way of tackling addiction, and this is why we offer this too.


Cannabis rehab key points:

  • Inpatient rehab is when you temporarily live in a rehab facility
  • Outpatient rehab is when you reside at home but travel to rehab sessions
  • Online rehab allows you to complete rehab from your own home 
  • It involves therapy and peer support 
  • 95% of residential rehab clinics combine one-to-one counselling with group therapy


Addiction Support Services

As well as rehab centres, there are a range of addiction support services available such as helplines and resources. These services provide a confidential space to discuss concerns, receive advice, and connect with resources that can guide you toward long-term recovery.

Some people also attend support groups. Support groups can be a great way to connect with others in a similar situation. During support groups, you can listen to others’ stories about addiction, and share your own experiences. It can be helpful to know that you are not alone throughout your recovery.


Addiction support services key points:

  • Helplines and online resources can provide you with support and information
  • Support groups can be helpful during the recovery process


Overcome Your Cannabis Addiction with Rehubs

If you’re looking to quit cannabis use and embrace sobriety, we are here to help. Likewise, if you’re concerned that a friend or loved one has developed a cannabis addiction, our experts here at Rehubs are on hand.

At Rehubs, we provide comprehensive and accessible treatment for drug addiction. We have helped many people overcome substance abuse and addiction and can help you too.

Our online platform offers a range of drug and alcohol rehab services tailored to your individual needs. Begin your journey with an addiction assessment – this will give us an insight into your addiction history, medical history, and sobriety goals.

With the convenience of virtual access, you can connect with professionals, attend therapy sessions, and access resources from the comfort of your own home. This online approach eliminates barriers to seeking help, making it an ideal choice if you’re worried about attending traditional face-to-face sessions.

Likewise, why not utilise our helpful mobile app to receive support and advice with just the click of a button? Our app features a sobriety calculator, allowing you to celebrate each day without cannabis.

Get started with Rehubs today, and together we can fight your addiction!

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