Cannabis Addiction

Many cannabis users are not always fully aware that they have an addiction problem even though they're often no longer able to relax or "feel normal" without using the drug. Using cannabis every day, means a 50/50 chance of developing dependency, particularly in young males, if they start using cannabis early.

Over a period of time, a user can develop a cannabis tolerance and may require increasing higher amounts of the drug than when they first started just to achieve the same 'high'. An estimated one in ten of first time cannabis users eventually become addicted.

Signs of cannabis dependency symptoms are typically:
  • Using more cannabis than was intended to feel the same effect
  • Unsuccessfully trying to cut down or stop using cannabis completely
  • Spending increasing amounts of time obtaining, using or recovering from the use of cannabis
  • Giving up important activities in favour of using cannabis

Increasing cannabis dependence - also often means that whenever the drug is not being smoked, the user starts to experience withdrawal symptoms, such as:
  • Cannabis cravings
  • Loss of appetite, weight-loss
  • Restlessness, anxiety, irritability or aggression
  • Headaches and insomnia

Health problems, which may also appear:
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Mental health problems
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Headaches and insomnia

Wider consequences of cannabis dependency include:
  • Longer term problems with finances
  • Conflict in relationships with family and friends
  • Employment problems

Withdrawal symptoms – tend to start on the first day and peak in the first two to three days, and are usually very mild by the end of the first week of abstinence. Withdrawal symptoms usually subside after two weeks.

Experimenting with cannabis – during teens or early adulthood tends to decline from the mid to late 20s and most young users do not progress to using the drug regularly or for long periods of time. However, some people will use cannabis for longer and more often, and become dependent on the drug. Cannabis dependency is now a recognised condition requiring the appropriate treatment.

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