Cannabis addiction treatment and rehabilitation

Cannabis is one of the most widely misused substances in the UK, and yet many myths still persist about the dangers of this substance. Also commonly referred to as 'marijuana' or 'weed', this drug is derived from the cannabis plant which contains the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Known for the feelings of relaxation and tranquillity that it creates, THC is what causes the calm, relaxed high that draws many to misuse this substance.

Cannabis is typically smoked but is also increasingly being cooked or baked into certain foods, commonly known as ‘edibles’. Some parts of the world are seeing changes in the legalisation of this substance for both medical and recreational use. However, just like alcohol, tobacco, prescription painkillers and other legal drugs, cannabis carries the potential for addiction and misuse.

What causes a cannabis addiction?

The calming, relaxed state that cannabis produces can be enticing for individuals who struggle with certain untreated mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, or for individuals who struggle in social or professional situations. If you find yourself requiring cannabis to function or to avoid discomfort, it is likely that you have developed an unhealthy dependence on the drug that will require professional help to overcome.

How to get help for cannabis addiction

If your ability to function at home, work or school has been negatively impacted by your misuse of cannabis, help is available. By choosing to access a professional treatment programme for cannabis misuse, you can work to leave your drug dependence in the past.

At Priory, we are proud to provide comprehensive care for drug dependence and co-occurring disorders at various locations across the UK. If you or someone that you care about is suffering as a result of cannabis addiction, we hope that you will consider us when selecting a treatment centre to help you to start your recovery journey.

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Why consider treatment for cannabis addiction at Priory?

Starting with a free, confidential assessment, Priory is known for providing quality, professional treatment for a wide range of substance misuse concerns. We understand the many ways that cannabis addiction can deprive a person of their ability to achieve their fullest potential, and lead the happy, healthy life that they want and deserve. With a commitment to compassionate, effective care, we are prepared to help you to enjoy the many benefits that come with the decision to enter treatment at Priory, including:

  • Individualised care – no two people are alike and treatment at Priory never assumes a one-size-fits-all approach. We ensure that your treatment experience reflects your needs, strengths, challenges and personal goals
  • Experienced professionals – our treatment team consists of medical and mental health professionals who possess a deep knowledge of effective treatment for addiction

Types of treatment for cannabis addiction at Priory

Each person who chooses Priory will benefit from the many levels of support that we provide, and we will ensure that they are placed within a setting that will foster the most beneficial outcomes possible. Treatment includes:

  • Detoxification – a closely monitored environment in which you can rid your body of cannabis while receiving support from our medical staff
  • Residential rehabilitation – inpatient treatment services offer 24-hour care and support for patients who need more intensive care
  • Day therapy – used as a step-down from residential treatment or a step-up from outpatient care, this flexible option is used to promote continued recovery
  • Outpatient therapy – the least intensive treatment option available, this community-based level of care allows you to experience continued support while re-integrating yourself into the responsibilities of home, work or school

Types of treatment at Priory

Patients at Priory will have access to a wide variety of treatments including both individual and group therapy. Individual therapy provides a private space to process your progress and challenges throughout treatment, to explore past issues that may have contributed to your addiction and to develop coping skills for continued success after treatment.

Group therapy is an excellent means of combating the sense of isolation that many people struggling with an addiction can experience. In groups, patients can share their stories and learn from others who have gone through similar experiences. While at Priory, patients will have the option to attend many types of therapy groups including the following:

  • Assertiveness therapy
  • Body image therapy
  • Educational and vocational programmes
  • Exercise and activity classes
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psycho-educational workshops
  • Creative and experiential groups

For further details on how Priory can provide you with further assistance regarding cannabis addiction treatment and rehab, please call  0800 840 3219 or click here for a free addiction assessment.