The most common illegal drug used in Australia is cannabis, with 35% of people reporting to have used this drug. Cannabis or marijuana is often referred to as a gateway drug and users will often experiment with other harder drugs once they have tried cannabis.
Cannabis is a depressant drug it slows the central nervous system and the messages which go between your brain and body.
The forms of cannabis include marijuana, hashish and hash oil. THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical that makes users feel high, with this THC psychoactive substance travelling in the bloodstream to the brain, and disrupting the brains normal functioning.
Other names include for cannabis include pot, grass, weed, cone or spliff, and if smoked the effects are generally felt straight away, and if eaten it can take about an hour to feel the effects of cannabis.
There are certain signs you can look for that will help you identify a case of cannabis addiction.
Signs you should seek cannabis addiction treatment:
Any combination of signs or symptoms that suggest a potential cannabis addiction should not be ignored. As already mentioned, even a minor cannabis misuse problem can quickly become an addiction if left untreated. The good news is that proper treatment is very effective at helping cannabis addicts find recovery. Success is achieved through a combination of physical, emotional, social and psychological treatments that address every aspect of addiction.
Minor Withdrawal Symptoms:
Severe Withdrawal Symptoms:
The recommended treatment for cannabis addiction is a residential treatment program that treats the mind, body and spirit, comprising the five areas of physical, emotional, social, psychological, and spiritual treatment.
The treatment process includes:
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