Cannabis

WHAT IS CANNABIS ADDICTION?

Cannabis addiction is the frequent use of this intoxicating substance. The addicted person gets high regularly, shows a strong desire to use cannabis and is unable to stop using it voluntarily. From this point on, the addict’s life is subject to cannabis, the addict goes so far as to put aside all other activities and responsibilities. This leads to problems with their partner, family, financial problems and in extreme cases legal problems.

Unable to give up cannabis, the addict changes the way they use. They go from using with a group of friends to using by themselve

HOW DOES CANNABIS ADDICTION MANIFEST ITSELF?

Cannabis addiction and/or frequent use of cannabis leads to:

A feeling of euphoria, lightness of limb and often social withdrawal.

It impairs the ability to drive and perform other complex and skill-intensive activities.

It affects the following areas: immediate memory, attention span, reaction time, learning ability, motor coordination, depth perception, peripheral vision, sense of time (a sense of time slowing down is common) and signal detection.

Other signs of intoxication may include excessive anxiety, distrust or paranoia in some cases and euphoria or apathy in others.

Impaired judgment, increased appetite, dry mouth, and tachycardia. Cannabis is sometimes used with alcohol, a combination that has additional psychomotor effects.

Cases of cannabis use precipitating the development of schizophrenia have been described.

As a result of cannabis intoxication, acute states of anxiety and distress have been reported, as well as acute delusional states that usually resolve within a few days.

A motivational syndrome: A set of characteristics thought to be associated with substance use, including apathy, loss of efficacy, decreased ability to complete complex or long-term projects, low tolerance for disappointment, impaired concentration, and difficulty continuing daily routines.

In addition to the negative effects listed above, there is also a significant deterioration in relationships, family, financial and work problems


WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR CANNABIS?IS

The quicker the treatment for cannabis addiction, the more likely the patient is to achieve his or her goal.

“INICIA” ADDICTION TREATMENT works from a motivational perspective, offering individualized treatment tailored to each patient’s profile.

Our treatment attempts to cover all areas of the person (health, emotions, relapse prevention). It consists of different modes of intervention..

METHOD OF CARE

Follow-up with a psychiatrist, who assesses what type of treatment is appropriate for the patient. Medical monitoring is also carried out, both in terms of medication and the patient’s health

To treat psychological dependence, individual and group psychotherapy is offered, which addresses the issue of consumption both from the point of view of behavioural habits and from the patient’s biographical perspective, with the aim of making changes to consolidate abstinence. In addition, psychotherapies can be conducted to improve communication skills, to relate experiences and express emotions to others suffering from the same disease.

Finally, the family can be counselled on issues related to coexistence and given guidance on how to act in conflict situations.

STOP USING CANNABIS

Contrary to popular belief, treatment for cannabis addiction is very effective when followed correctly.

It is possible that during treatment, the patient may experience an occasional relapse, however, according to studies, there is a high percentage of patients who make a full recovery and manage to stop using cannabis once and for all.

If you think a family member or loved one is addicted, the most urgent thing to do is to get a professional diagnosis where advice is given on the type of treatment the patient should follow. A personalized follow-up with high therapeutic intensity is always provided.

At “INICIA” ADDICTIONS TREATMENT, we will recommend the most appropriate solution in each case and advise the family and the patient on how to proceed.

If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of professionals offer advice on the most effective way to address the problem at hand and to promote healthy habits that will help the patient make a full recovery.

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