Cannabis Rehab

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Last reviewed: September 27, 2022 by Dr Alexander Lapa. All information on this page has been reviewed and verified by a certified addiction professional.

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People develop an addiction to many drugs, and no demographic, cultural, socioeconomic or age group is exempt from drug and alcohol abuse. While some drugs may be more addictive, drug abuse and misuse should never be taken lightly, and any form of addiction is cause for concern.

This is why Rehab Clinics Group Offers cannabis addiction treatment. We understand that it may be a daunting thought but rest assured; we’re here for you and your drug free future.

Rehab Clinics Group offers rehab programmes for Cannabis Addiction through some of our specialist clinics in the UK.

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Cannabis may have been legalised in many parts of the world in recent years, but this does not mean it can’t become addictive or lead to long-term physical and mental health problems.

Despite its change in status in many countries, Cannabis was the most commonly used drug by young adults aged 16 to 24, with 17.3 % having used it in 2018/19. That’s around 1.1 million young adults.[1]

People often smoke cannabis because it makes them feel happy and relaxed. Still, in the same way, you can become addicted to legal substances like alcohol, tobacco, and prescription medication and also develop a marijuana addiction.

The frequent use of cannabis can lead to your body developing a psychological and physical tolerance to the drug. You will have to take cannabis in higher doses to continue achieving the desired pleasurable effects, making it increasingly difficult to avoid developing an addiction.

Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to various physical and mental health issues as the chemicals in your brain adapt to the presence of cannabis in your system. The journal of Psychopharmacology states, “adolescent cannabis users are more likely than adult cannabis users to have severe CUD. Adolescent cannabis users have greater psychotic-like symptoms than adult cannabis users.”[2]

Cannabis, also known as weed or marijuana, is derived from the cannabis plant and contains the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). When you smoke cannabis, the THC affects your central nervous system, resulting in feelings of tranquillity, wellbeing, calmness, mild euphoria, and altered reality. People often use it to relieve work, school or home-related stress.

Smoking marijuana is a pleasurable experience for most people, but it can have negative side effects like nausea, paranoia, confusion, hallucinations, panic and anxiety. It can also affect your heart rate and blood pressure.



Are you suffering from Cannabis Addiction and need help? If so, Rehab Clinics Group are a leading UK based experts in cannabis rehabilitation treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today. You can either call our confidential helpline on 0800 470 0382 or request a callback by clicking on the below form.

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Common Symptoms of Cannabis Addiction

Many people smoke cannabis regularly and use it recreationally without ever thinking about the consequences or worrying about becoming addicted because they are not aware of the side effects of smoking cannabis and do not believe that it is possible to develop an addiction. They think they have the situation under control and can give it up whenever they want, but sadly, many people live under a misconception.

Marijuana addiction is a very real problem and can have far-reaching consequences, including memory lapses, depression, confusion, forgetfulness, struggling to concentrate at work or school, and difficulty completing simple tasks.

Once you reach this point, you must enter a cannabis rehab programme to deal with your addiction. While several treatment options are available, residential treatment in a cannabis rehab centre is usually the most effective.

Signs of cannabis addiction include;

  • Regularly using cannabis and experiencing withdrawal symptoms and cravings when you can’t get your regular fix
  • Trying and failing to stop or reduce your cannabis use
  • Frequently missing work or school and a drop in marks or performance because of your cannabis use
  • A loss of interest in normal healthy activities and events that you were previously interested in
  • Lying about the level and frequency of your cannabis use
  • Lying about where you have been and what you have been doing while under the influence of cannabis
  • Possessing cannabis-related paraphernalia
  • Continuing to smoke marijuana even when you know that it is harming your social life, career, schoolwork, studies or relationships
  • Smoking cannabis regularly to alleviate the symptoms of stress or an underlying mental illness or health problem

Suppose you suspect that your or someone close to you is addicted to cannabis. In that case, you need to seek professional advice and may need to consider entering a cannabis rehab programme for addiction treatment.

Cannabis Rehab is the Best Way to Kick Your Habit

While smoking cannabis is socially acceptable to many people and has been legalised in many countries for recreational and medical purposes, it can still be addictive. If you have developed a cannabis addiction, you need to get help before your addiction destroys your life.

Most drug rehab centres will treat cannabis addiction and offer several treatment services and options. Once you book into a residential cannabis rehab treatment centre, you will be there for 24-hours a day for the duration of your treatment. As with all drug addiction treatments, the length of a cannabis rehab programme will vary from one person to the next, but the typically detox and rehab stay is 28 days.

When you enter cannabis rehab, you will be assessed by a medical team that includes a doctor, psychiatrist and psychologist, as well as counsellors and rehab experts. The rehab process will be thoroughly explained, and they will answer any questions you might have.

Once the team has completed their initial assessment, they will develop a specialised treatment plan tailored to your needs. Due to cannabis being an addictive substance that alters the chemicals in your brain, you will experience withdrawal symptoms during detox.

Home detox and rehab are possible for people addicted to cannabis, but residential rehab has the best success rate because you have constant support, supervision and care. Every hour of your day is accounted for when you participate in a residential cannabis rehab programme. You will be expected to participate in the peer group and cognitive behavioural therapy sessions.

You will also be given the coping mechanisms you need to control your addiction once you leave the rehab centre and the tools that will enable you to live a drug-free life. Once you have completed your cannabis rehab, you should join a support group and attend regular therapy sessions, as this will help you deal with drug-related issues as they arise. You will not feel alone or isolated by your addiction.

We understand that cannabis rehab is challenging at the Rehab Clinics Group, but we are here to support you and help you overcome your addiction. Call us today on 0800 470 0382 to find out more about living a drug-free life.


Dr Alexander Lapa - Psychiatrist & Clinical Reviewer for Rehab Clinics Group

Dr Alexander Lapa - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: September 27, 2022

MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified

Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist.
He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.

Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)

Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated on the following areas of clinical practice:
– Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
– Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
– Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
– Dietary and Weight Management and thorough care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
– Aesthetic Practice and Procedures