Cannabis Addiction and Abuse in Somerset Somerset

Getting Familiar With Cannabis


In UK alone, it is estimated that 4 million people are addicted to Cannabis. It is manhandled and a unlawful substance.


This drug is obtained from cannabis plant. Cannabis is typically consumed dried and smoke in either a cigarette or a pipe like tobacco. You can also directly ingest cannabis through Cannabis edibles.

Edibles are foods infused with cannabis, mainly presented as baked goods and candies that provide users a similar effects as smoking it.


People looking to experience higher levels of intoxication have also used a certain resin that is acquired by concentrating extracts of the plant. More popularly called "dabs", this substance may be in a dense liquid form, a semisolid form, or a solid form whose vapours are then inhaled. There are more than one name for dabs, including shatter, budder, and wax.

Some states use Cannabis for both recreational and medical purposes. As medicine, it is used for pain and stress relief as well as boosting appetite. People use Cannabis to get high and also due to its calming effect. There are more than one name for Cannabis, like grass, ganja, dope, pot, weed, reefer, and maryjane.


Cannabis has a extended past of law for and in contradiction of its usage. Fuelled by misconceptions and misinformation about its risks, Cannabis addiction still exist today.


Cannabis Effects And Misuse

Cannabis alters how people perceive things since it's a psychoactive drug. The chemical compound called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in Cannabis, that cause drug impact.

Different users experience different effects depending on how the substance is consumed. When smoked, Cannabis produces a faster and more mellow effect than when orally taken.


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Dabs produce immediate effects that could last for a few hours because of their high level of THC. Among the effects of Cannabis, we can find

  • Relaxation and happiness
  • Hallucination of mild nature
  • Higher appetite levels
  • Less anxiousness

It is almost impossible overdosing with Cannabis, but it has the second-highest rate of emergency room visits, after Cocaine. When people were drunk the result is the accidents that increased the number of patients in the hospitals.


Higher Thc Concentration In Cannabis

THC concentration in Cannabis is believed to have increased to 300% since 1960s thereby influencing tolerance and effects of cannabis. Higher doses of THC as found in today's Cannabis have led to issues related to intoxication and dependence.

a addiction to Cannabis can make a profound difference in the life of a individual and this addiction can be diagnosed medically.


Cannabis And Its Risk Of Addiction

Just like in other addictions, it is possible to develop a psychological addiction on Cannabis. Cannabis influence the dopamine heights in the brain by reducing the natural production of the neurochemical just like various other addictive materials.

To feel normal and ordinary, the user's brain gets reconstructed. Hence for the time being, the use of this drug balances the dopamine in its normal level in the brain of addict. Wishing to quit using Cannabis but not being able to, is a severe indication of a issue or a addiction.

The personal life of a addict can also suffer due to this habit. Using Cannabis can lead to

  • Legal difficulties
  • Ignoring schoolwork
  • Poor performance at work
  • Weakened ability to learn and recollect things

Prolonged Cannabis usage with disregard to the negative effects leads to addiction. You can find out more about the results of being addicted to Cannabis and the symptoms it causes.


Cannabis And Other Substances

Often known as a gateway drug, Cannabis addiction leads to usage of other, more severe drugs like Cocaine. The reason why Cannabis is considered a gateway drug is mostly associated with the youth as they are most likely to try using other drugs too. The number of teenage Cannabis users in the United States is currently higher than it has ever been. Smoking Cannabis as a teen causes you be at a higher risk of producing a addiction to Cannabis or to a harder drug in the future.


Cannabis Abuse Figures


Treatment For Cannabis Abuse

A person who has developed a dependency on Cannabis may find it very hard to stop using without assistance. Getting help for the addiction is what works best when one is addicted to Cannabis. Getting advice from a counsellor and joining a support group are quite effective treatment options. To learn more, contact us now on 0800 772 3971.