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Cannabis Detox

Cannabis Addiction: What You Should Know

If you or if someone you know may be addicted to cannabis, it can be a worrying and difficult time. Cannabis is a commonly used drug that has strong psychoactive properties that impact on both behaviour and mood. It offers pain relief in a medical sense, and can therefore make the user feel very calm and relaxed while giving them a 'high' that is similar to other stimulant drugs.

Smoking large amounts of cannabis can impact greatly on a person's health, leading to a long list of debilitating physical and psychological symptoms that can have long-term effects. Give us a call if you think you or someone you love has a cannabis addiction that requires a detox programme.

How do I know if I need a Detox from Cannabis?

Please contact us today at Step 1 Recovery to discuss detox programmes if you think you may be addicted to cannabis and suffer from any of the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Loss of libido
  • Aggression
  • Feeling depressed
  • Lying about your cannabis use
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Paranoia
  • Sleeplessness

Cannabis increases dopamine production in the body. This hormone gives the user a happy feeling that is very pleasurable, but continued use of cannabis can lead to you building up a tolerance to the drug, which means that you need to smoke/use more to achieve the desired happy feelings that come with it.

Frequent cannabis use can have psychoactive effects, with depression and psychosis reported as common associated conditions in extreme cases. A detox programme can effectively break your habit so that you can live a life that is free from cannabis.

Having a Cannabis Detox with Step 1 Recovery

While it is possible to detox at home from cannabis, this method of trying to remove a drug from your system is often very difficult, and there is more chance of success in a controlled environment with support to prevent relapse.

We have a team of staff at Step 1 Recovery who are dedicated to supporting clients through the detox process, helping them to ensure they achieve positive results. We are highly experienced at carrying out successful detox programmes for all kinds of addictions, and our beautiful rehab centre in the warm sunshine is the perfect cure for both body and mind.

Our methods include a combination of one-to-one therapy sessions, group speech sessions, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness.

Give us a call today to see how we can help you detox from cannabis. During our first initial conversation with you, we will determine how we can help by discussing your cannabis addiction and how it has impacted on your life, health and relationships.

You will be assigned a specialist who will talk you through your bespoke treatment plan and guide you through the therapy process.

How long does it take to Detox from Cannabis?

Even though it is a less-addictive substance when compared to other drugs, heavy users can still suffer withdrawal symptoms when they do not take cannabis. If you smoke cannabis heavily, levels of tetrahydrocannabinol can become raised in your bloodstream. This chemical travels to the brain after it is absorbed, where it acts on receptors. Over time, your brain begins to become used to these chemical changes and becomes heavily reliant on the drug in order to properly function.

When you experience withdrawal symptoms of cannabis, you may experience neurological issues connected with the brain that affect your ability to remember things, experience pleasure, recall memories and focus with clarity. Other physical symptoms include:

  • Sweating and clammy hands/palms
  • Fluctuating temperatures
  • Digestive discomfort
  • Headaches
  • Tremors/shaking

As part of your detox you will participate in counselling sessions, therapy sessions and will be encouraged to meditate frequently to help your body and mind cope with withdrawal symptoms and to enable you to deal with them effectively. We can also give you particular medicines that can help the impact of your withdrawal, such as anti-depressants, anti-anxiety tablets, sleeping aids, medicines that help with fitting, mood stabilisers and medicines that stabilise the levels of tetrahydrocannabinol in your system.

We will always monitor you and guide you through the process to ensure that you are not taking too much, and to make sure that you are always healthy in your detox. When you do detox, it is important to get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water to help flush the drug out of your system.

Detoxing at Step 1 Recovery

Step 1 Recovery has friendly and dedicated staff who are passionate about helping others to break free from addiction. Our staff have helped so many people with cannabis addiction because of their expertise and understanding of detox treatment.

You can always be sure that we will be discreet at all times whilst encouraging you in your journey to being free of cannabis abuse.

As well as our UK centres, we have a relaxing, luxurious retreat in Spain’s sunny Costa Brava with world-class rehab facilities.

All rooms are en-suite, while the retreat itself features a luxury pool, manicured gardens, beauty and chauffeur services, yoga classes and much more. We also have plenty of classes to keep your mind occupied and healthy, such as Tai-Chi and meditation.

Get in touch today if you or a loved one could use our help with breaking free from cannabis abuse via a detox.

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