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Cannabis Rehab

Cannabis. It is one of those substances that far too many people assume is generally harmless. And why do they assume this? Because the negative effects of long term use are not as readily apparent as those associated with hard-line drugs like cocaine, heroin, and PCP. However, make no mistake about it; prolonged use of cannabis can have very serious repercussions that you may not be aware of until it is too late.

Also known as marijuana or ’skunk’, cannabis is a plant that’s rather easy to grow and harvest nearly everywhere in the world. It is also a very robust plant that has plenty of legitimate uses. Nevertheless, when used as a recreational drug, cannabis can be very problematic. Please do not assume you don’t have a problem with it just because you only use cannabis on the weekends.

The Problem with Cannabis

The main problem with cannabis lies in the fact that it is a psychoactive drug that has a measurable impact on the human brain. Short-term effects include feelings of euphoria and a heightened sense of relaxation. Those effects generally wear off within a couple of hours of using the drug.

Prolonged use of cannabis causes a person to develop a condition known as tolerance. This is a condition that requires you to use cannabis in larger amounts in order to achieve the same effect. Once the process of tolerance is triggered, the road to addiction is wide open.

Other negative effects of long-term cannabis use include:

  • short-term memory loss
  • heightened anxiety and paranoia
  • increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • recurring and persistent hallucinations
  • increased risk of mental illnesses like schizophrenia.

The active ingredient in cannabis is something known as THC. The problem with THC is that it is fat-soluble. It can take up to three days for the body to completely break it down after just a single use of cannabis. That means the cannabis addict, who is using every day, never completely rids his or her system of THC. And in fact, it gradually builds up over time. It is believed that the gradual build-up of THC might be one of the things that make cannabis a gateway to stronger drugs.

Hopefully we have provided enough information to help you understand that cannabis is not a harmless drug. If you find yourself using it regularly, you need to stop. And if you cannot stop, call us so we can get you started in a cannabis rehab programme. There are programmes located all across the country in nearly every major city.

Cannabis Rehab Options

Individuals looking for help with a cannabis problem have three basic options:

  • Outpatient Rehab - An outpatient programme is one offered by the NHS and/or community-based organisations. Patients attend regular treatment sessions where they will undergo a number of medical and psychotherapeutic treatment. Where inpatient detox is necessary, it can be arranged through the NHS.
  • Inpatient Rehab - The inpatient rehab programme is one offered by private clinics throughout the country. It involves a residential stay that can be as short as four weeks or as long as 12. Inpatient rehab is designed for those who are experiencing an especially difficult struggle with cannabis.
  • Home Detox - There are some situations when a patient is best served by outpatient treatment but he or she is unable to get to the NHS facility for detox. In such cases, home detox is an option. Home detox is conducted by a registered nurse at the home of the patient, medically supervised every step of the way. Once detox is complete, the individual accesses psychotherapeutic treatments through community-based organisations.

At UK-Rehab, we recommend inpatient treatment as the best option for those with addictions that are more serious. Residential treatment provides an isolated environment that allows each resident to concentrate fully on recovery without distraction. This distraction-free environment allows private clinics to achieve comparatively high success rate.

When you call our addiction recovery helpline, we will be more than happy to go over inpatient cannabis rehab with you. If it turns out it is not right for you, we will discuss your other options as well. Our mission is to make sure you get the treatment you need, regardless of who provides it.

Paying for Cannabis Rehab

When you access cannabis rehab through the NHS or community-based organisations, the services will be free. If those services work for you, that’s great. However, please bear in mind that many of these programmes include waiting time and a limited number of treatment options.

Treatment provided by private clinics tends not to suffer from any limitations. Because rehab is all they do, they are able to focus all of their resources on helping residents get well. That said, you do have to pay for private care. The good news is that it is probably not as expensive as you are expecting.

We can go through programme costs with you when you call and speak with one of our counsellors. There are a number of different options available to pay for your rehab:

  • Private Health Insurance - If you have private insurance, you are likely already covered for cannabis rehab. You will have to check with your insurance provider to know exactly how much coverage you have.
  • Personal Savings - Some clients who do not have private health insurance do have enough money in their personal savings to pay for rehab. Rest assured that residential clinics accept cash.
  • Credit Cards - Although we do not always recommend clients pay for treatment with a credit card account, it is an option if there is no other way to cover it. Credit cards are accepted by most clinics.
  • Donations - Believe it or not, your family members and friends might be willing to collect donations among themselves to pay for your treatment, if you are willing to commit yourself 100% to recovering from addiction.

If you are ready to bring an end to the problems cannabis is causing in your life, we are ready to help you. Please contact us via the telephone or through this website.

Health Insurance

Our Rehabs accept most of the major private health insurers.

  • AVIVA Health Insurance
  • AXA Health Insurance
  • Bupa Health Insurance
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
  • Vitality Health Insurance
  • Cigna Health Insurance
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