Cannabis Addiction and Abuse in Essex Essex

Getting Familiar With Cannabis


In UK alone, it is estimated that 4 million people are addicted to Cannabis. Cannabis is the most commonly abused illicit psychotropic substance.


The drug Cannabis is extracted from a plant known as cannabis. The method of preparation involves drying the plant and grinding it into crumbs which are then smoked like a pipe or cigarette. There are other forms of the drug which are ingested too.

Cannabis edibles are foods containing cannabis in them, like chocolate bars, and they are just as potent as cannabis sticks which people smoke.


Users can also consume a resin-like substance from concentrated plant matter that produce a stronger effect. 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. Stress and pain relief are among its medical applications. In entertainment and attributing to its calming effects, Cannabis is used to attain the notorious "buzz." "pot", "dope", "ganja", "grass", "weed", and "maryjane" are some of Cannabis street name.


There is a long legislative history for and against the use of Cannabis. Fuelled by misconceptions and misinformation about its risks, Cannabis addiction still exist today.


Cannabis Abuse And Effects

Cannabis alters how people perceive things since it's a psychoactive drug. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the chemical that causes most of the drugs' effects.

It effects differently on different individuals and depends on how much anyone consumed. 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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Cannabis dabs contain a higher concentration of THC and that's why they produce a high even quicker than smoking cannabis and this high can last for a few hours. Among the effects of Cannabis, we can find

  • Feeling of pleasure
  • Mild hallucinations
  • Enhanced appetite
  • Reduced Anxiety

By ill-treating a illegal material, after Cocaine Cannabis covers the second highest degrees of emergency patients, in spite of the fact that there is nearly no danger in over-eating. The reason for high-rate of emergency room visitation is attributed to the accidents resulting because of being intoxicated after taking Cannabis.


Thc Levels In Cannabis

Since the 1960's, the amount of THC content of Cannabis is increased by 300 % which influence the cannabis abuse and patience. Taking in higher amounts of THC in the current Cannabis is likely to enhance risks related to intoxication as well as the risks related to addiction.

Cannabis addiction is very real and someone dependent on it loses interest in other things in life.


Cannabis Addiction

Many people become psychologically dependent on Cannabis in the same manner others develop a psychological dependency on other drugs. Chronic Use of Cannabis effects the brain's dopamine levels, decreasing the natural production of the neurochemical.

Soon enough, the brain will require the drug to be present for it to produce the neurochemical and be in a normal state. Using the drug will temporarily result in production of the neurochemical at the normal levels. Wishing to quit using Cannabis but not being able to, is a severe indication of a issue or a addiction.

Personal life of anyone can also be affected by the Cannabis drug. Using Cannabis can lead to

  • Legal problems
  • Lack of interest in school
  • Problems at work places
  • Weakened ability to learn and recollect things

The continued use of Cannabis, despite its negative effects is a indication of addiction. Try to know as much as you can about symptoms associated with Cannabis addiction and its negative effects.


Cannabis Leading To Other Drug Use

Experimenting with Cannabis has in many cases lead to people using harder drugs such as Cocaine which is why it is referred to as a gateway drug. Teenager Cannabis users have a higher chance of experimenting with other drugs and this is why many have termed cannabis as a 'gateway drug'. According to statistics, there are increased cases of Cannabis abuse among teenagers in the US. In future, teenagers who are using Cannabis or anything else have the higher rate of developing the addiction.


Data On Cannabis Abuse


Taking Care Of Cannabis Obsession

Many people who have ingested Cannabis for a prolonged period of time find it a daunting task to quit by themselves. Seeking help if you are a Cannabis addict is a smart option. Seeking counselling or joining a support group are part of treatment plans for giving up Cannabis addiction. To learn more, contact us now! 0800 772 3971