Cannabis and marijuana rehab Surrey
Life Works in Woking has a very effective cannabis addiction treatment programme. We understand that while cannabis may be seen as a ‘soft drug’ by some, people can still become addicted to it and it can still cause serious problems for our clients. With this in mind, we have created a treatment programme to help people understand why they use cannabis, help them through any withdrawal symptoms that they might experience, and empower them to take steps towards a fulfilling, cannabis-free life.
What is cannabis?
Cannabis is one of the most widely abused substances in the world. Also commonly referred to as ‘weed’ or 'marijuana', this drug is taken from the cannabis plant, which contains the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC causes users to experience feelings of relaxation, tranquillity and euphoria, and as such, is responsible for the ‘high’ that induces many people to misuse cannabis over and over again. Cannabis also affects your central nervous system and produces other effects such as an increased appetite and an altered perception of time and surroundings. People often use cannabis to feel relaxed when socialising, and may also use it to alleviate tension and stress associated with work or other commitments in their life.
How is cannabis consumed?
Cannabis is usually smoked but it is becoming increasingly common for this substance to be baked or cooked into certain foods, commonly known as ‘edibles’, or even brewed into tea. Some countries have seen changes in the legalisation of this substance for both recreational and medical use, however, just like alcohol, prescription drugs and other illegal drugs, cannabis carries the potential for addiction and misuse. Research has shown that cannabis use can cause paranoia, memory problems and can damage brain development. It has even been known to cause an onset of psychological issues in individuals who may be predisposed to certain mental health conditions.
Treatment for cannabis addiction at Life Works, Woking
It's important to understand that you don’t have to struggle with an addiction; expert treatment is available and the most crucial first step is to seek support. Our Woking-based expert drug addiction team at Life Works are committed to helping you to overcome your challenges with cannabis misuse.
We offer a free assessment in order to make the process of seeking help as straightforward and as comfortable as possible. This initial screening assessment takes place with one of our addictions professionals, and provides you with the opportunity to discuss your cannabis use, the individual challenges that you’re facing, and develop an understanding of the journey that you could be taking towards rehabilitation, recovery and a drug-free life. We are also able to provide our clients with an intensive medically assisted detoxification programme for your cannabis addiction, if this is needed.
Our Life Works treatment team consists of highly experienced medical professionals who possess extensive knowledge of effective treatment for addiction, and are able to deliver a wide range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques. Our welcoming and compassionate environment at Life Works, complete with beautiful gardens and living areas, provides you with the perfect place to receive individually tailored care, and take steps towards a strong and lasting recovery.
Without timely intervention, your cannabis misuse can become progressively worse over time and have a detrimental impact on your work, relationships, and your general wellbeing and quality of life. Occasional use may develop into a destructive addiction and can also lead you to become addicted to other harmful substances such as alcohol or other drugs, or even start engaging in compulsive behaviours such as gambling and excessive internet use. That’s why it’s so important to reach out and seek help as soon as possible – the sooner you receive specialist support, the closer you are towards overcoming your addiction for good.
This page was reviewed by Robin Clayton, Primary Therapist, (BACP, ATSAC) in September 2021.
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