Cannabis Addiction and Abuse in Southampton Hampshire

Knowing Cannabis


In UK alone, it is estimated that 4 million people are addicted to Cannabis. Compared to other illegal substances, Cannabis is abused more.


The plant from which Cannabis is derived is cannabis. Cannabis is typically consumed dried and smoke in either a cigarette or a pipe like tobacco. There are other forms of the drug which are ingested too.

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. The viscous substance or dabs as it is known in certain quarters can be wax like, hard or in crystal form and is usually inhaled after being vaporised. Shatter, wax and budder are alternative names for dabs.

In certain states, the use of Cannabis for medical purposes is legal and in some, recreational use is also allowed. As medicine, it is used for pain and stress relief as well as boosting appetite. For achieving infamous "high" and for reducing stress, Cannabis is used. Pot, dope, ganja, grass, maryjane, reefer and weed are the name of Cannabis.


In some states it is legal and in some it is not. There are still many people who have very little idea of the real effects of this drug thanks to misinformation.


Cannabis Abuse And Effects

It is a psychoactive drug and it changes perception. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the chemical that causes most of the drugs' effects.

Different users might be affected differently by Cannabis, and the effects are more pronounced when used in high amount. When you smoke Cannabis, you experience a high quickly than you would have experienced had you taken it orally, but the high obtained through smoking last for a shorter period.


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On the other hand, "dabbing" can be immediate and last for hours due to its high concentration of THC Cannabis effects include

  • Happiness
  • Altered Perceptions
  • Enhanced appetite
  • Reduced Anxiety

Although overdosing on Cannabis poses no risk, the drug is rated second with Cocaine topping the list of patients visiting the emergency room after indulging in drugs. The reason for high-rate of emergency room visitation is attributed to the accidents resulting because of being intoxicated after taking Cannabis.


Higher Thc Concentration In Cannabis

Since the 1960s, Cannabis THC content has increased around 300%, which has affected users' abuse and tolerance. Today the increased amount of THC in Cannabis has increased boozing related danger and has also increased danger of addiction.

a Cannabis addict can be clinically evaluated and this addiction also put negative impact on user.


Addicted To Cannabis

Just like in other addictions, it is possible to develop a psychological addiction on Cannabis. Using Cannabis, just like other addictive drugs, influences the levels of dopamine in the brain by reducing neurochemical natural production.

Because of the chemical changes that cannabis causes in the brain, a cannabis user becomes dependent on dopamine to feel all right and relaxed. Using the drug will temporarily result in production of the neurochemical at the normal levels. When a person wants to stop taking Cannabis but find themselves unable to do so, this usually means that they are addicted.

Cannabis has far-reaching negative effects on a person's life. The more symptoms and problems related to Cannabis are

  • Problems with the law
  • Lagging behind in school
  • Problems at work places
  • Difficulty in learning new things and remembering things

Prolonged Cannabis usage with disregard to the negative effects leads to addiction. Try to know as much as you can about symptoms associated with Cannabis addiction and its negative effects.


Cannabis And Other Substances

Cannabis is considered a gateway substance in that most people who start using it end up opting for other powerful drugs such as Cocaine. Teenager Cannabis users have a higher chance of experimenting with other drugs and this is why many have termed cannabis as a 'gateway drug'. Due to popular culture depictions, Cannabis use has been steadily rising. The risk of addiction to cannabis or other harder drugs is higher in teen Cannabis users than adult users.


Cannabis Abuse Figures


Treating Cannabis Addiction

Many long-term users of Cannabis find it very difficult to quit without external help. The most operative means is to talk or ask for help from someone to get away with this addiction. Seeking counselling or joining a support group are part of treatment plans for giving up Cannabis addiction. Get in touch; 0800 772 3971 we can help you.