• slide-bench.jpg
You need to upgrade your Flash Player!
get Adobe Flash Player

This web site makes use of the Adobe Flash Player version 8 or newer.

Signs & Symptoms of Cannabis Addiction

The Signs & Symptoms of Cannabis Addiction

Symptoms of Cannabis AddictionUnderstanding the signs and symptoms of cannabis addiction is the first step towards finding appropriate treatment and getting your life back. This is, in itself, an important milestone, and we understand how difficult it can be.

When considering your current behaviour patterns, relationships and lifestyle choices, do any of these issues apply to you?

If you would like to speak to us directly about the signs of cannabis addiction, please either email us here or call us on 0800 081 0700.

Symptoms of Cannabis Addiction

  • You have been caught driving while under the influence of cannabis.
  • You have started using other drugs with cannabis.
  • You have taken days off from work, uni or college because the effects of taking marijuana/cannabis left you feeling too tired to go to work.
  • marijuana/cannabis use – and this has been pointed out to you by your employer.
  • You have experienced episodes of paranoia.
  • You have borrowed or stolen money, or shoplifted so that you could buy cannabis/marijuana.
  • You are spending more time with other cannabis users and less time with those who are criticizing you for taking cannabis.
  • You’ve missed social or family events because you were recovering from the effects of cannabis.
  • You have started to experience more mood swings and irritability when you are unable to take cannabis.
  • You are becoming more and more preoccupied with cannabis. You spend your time using it, thinking about when you can use again or planning how and where you can get your next supply.
  • You are doing less of the things that were important to you, for example, seeing friends or family, going out or enjoying hobbies.
  • You have started neglecting important relationships – for example, you are spending less and less time with your partner or spouse, your usual friends or your children.

If you would like to speak to us directly about the signs & symptoms of cannabis addiction, please either email us here or call us on 0800 081 0700..

Not sure if you have a problem?

Denial is a common symptom of cannabis addiction. You may deny that you have a problem both to yourself and to others, through:

  • Minimising the effects of your cannabis use.
  • Criticising those around you for making too much fuss about your cannabis use.
  • Concealing your use of marijuana from your loved ones.
  • Considerably underestimating the amount of marijuana you are taking.
  • Placing the blame for your marijuana use on other people or situations in your life, such as “I smoke cannabis because my parents are constantly on my back”.

It is worth considering why you feel the need to do any of these things, if you don’t have a cannabis addiction. It is likely that you are relying heavily on cannabis but you are not ready to admit this to yourself or to anyone else.

Why it is so important to get help

At Life Works, we know that cannabis addiction is an illness. This is central to our Clinical Philosophy and underpins our approach to cannabis addiction treatment. We use the latest neuroscientific thinking to inform our understanding of how problems with cannabis use affect the individual and how we can provide effective treatment of these problems.

Feeling ashamed or guilty about your behaviour can be incredibly difficult and often increases your need to take cannabis, if only to get relief from these feelings. This is one of the most common and insidious symptoms of cannabis addiction.

If you would like to speak to us directly about the signs & symptoms of cannabis addiction, please either email us here or call us on 0800 081 0700.

Submit to DeliciousSubmit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TechnoratiSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Latest from the Blog

Drink and Drug Addictions are Damaging the Lives of Classical Musicians
addiction and music
A recent Channel 4 documentary, Addicts’ Symphony has highlighted the surprising effect that alcohol and drugs has been having amongst orchestral players. Typically associated with a more rock and rol...
Continue Reading...
Alcohol Abuse During Pregnancy Could Become a Crime
Drinking while pregnant
A court hearing which is set to decide the right a child has to claim compensation for their mother drinking alcohol during pregnancy could pave the way to the criminalisation of alcohol abuse while p...
Continue Reading...
Why Are Men More Likely to Take Drugs Than Women?
men and women drug abuse
Two reports released in early July revealed that whilst young people seem to be turning their backs on drugs, men are still a staggering three times more likely to be frequent drug users than women ar...
Continue Reading...
Alcohol Tax to Fund Addiction Treatment
alcohol tax and treatment
The Centre for Social Justice has recommended a new tax on alcohol. This new tax would increase prices by 2p per unit with the extra money being used to provide abstinence based treatment for alcohol ...
Continue Reading...