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Cannabis Addiction Signs and Symptoms, Detox and Rehab Treatment

Are you or a loved addicted to cannabis and want to discuss treatment options? Reaching rock bottom is generally necessary before an addict is ready for recovery. Therefore, today is the start of your journey to a cannabis-free life. Oasis Runcorn is experienced in detoxing heavy cannabis users and therapeutically rehabilitating clients on a case by case basis.

All our staff are in recovery from a range of addictions (inc. cannabis), and many have been through the detox and rehab process themselves. Furthermore, our rehab clinic was recently rated 100% by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and we are proud to provide low-cost treatment, with family programmes and free lifetime aftercare as standard.

10 Signs and Symptoms of Cannabis Addiction

If you or your loved one are experiencing any of the following symptoms contact us today for a free private assessment:

  • Your tolerance to cannabis increases, so you need more to get high
  • Cannabis is affecting your relationships with family and friends
  • You are suffering from anxiety, depression or paranoia
  • You are unable to function on a daily basis without cannabis
  • Smoking the drug daily, frequently and over a prolonged period
  • Experiencing paranoia and hallucinations
  • Loss of interest in socialising and activities
  • Financial debt or hardship to fund your addiction
  • Unable to stop your usage despite repeated attempts
  • Becoming anxious or irritable when unable to smoke weed

Types of Cannabis

Herbal cannabis – Herbal cannabis is made from the flowers of the cannabis plant. Its appearance is similar to that of dried grass and often has a very pungent smell that lingers in the air and clings to the user’s clothes. Often referred to as weed, skunk or grass, it comes vacuum-packed, in small bags or wraps. The user of this form will usually mix it with tobacco and smoke from a joint or from a pipe.

Cannabis Oil – The least common out of the three main types, cannabis oil is dark and sticky in texture. Regarding the psychoactive component THC, it is the most potent and contains the highest levels. This form of cannabis is usually added to ointments, food and homemade potions. Taken from the sticky buds of the Cannabis Sativa plant, cannabis oil is most popularly used for medicinal purposes, whereas the other two forms are popular for recreational use and tend to be abused more.

Cannabis Resin– Usually smoked in a joint or through a bong, cannabis resin comes in a solid pressed form and in varying shades of brown/black in appearance. This form is commonly known as hash or hashish. As well as being smoked, it can also be added to food and eaten. cannabis resin is taken directly from the Cannabis plant

Health Risks of Cannabis Usage

Short Term:

  • Short-term memory problems
  • Anxiety and paranoia about being watched or followed
  • Psychosis (not being able to tell imagination from reality)
  • Problems with coordination
  • Increased heart rate
  • Hallucinations
  • Loss of sense of personal identity
  • Lowered reaction time
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Sexual problems (for males)

Long Term:

  • Reduction in IQ (if prolonged use started in teenage years)
  • Poor school performance
  • Inability to learn and perform complex tasks
  • Addiction and cross addiction
  • Relationship problems, intimate partner violence
  • Antisocial behaviour including stealing money or lying
  • Financial difficulties and increased welfare dependence
  • Greater chances of being unemployed

If you or a loved one are suffering from cannabis abuse, dependency or addiction or are not sure but know you need help and advice – then call us today for free!

Detox and Rehab Benefits

  1. Be in a safe and nurturing environment
  2. Medical detox with 24/7 care & support
  3. Overcome the root causes of addiction
  4. An experienced team of doctors & therapists
  5. Personalised rehabilitation programme
  6. Look, feel, sleep better & regain confidence
  7. Learn techniques for relapse prevention
  8. 1-year complimentary aftercare support

Detoxing from Cannabis

While there is no recognised medical detox for cannabis addiction, Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn assist the individual through the initial withdrawal period with a short course of light medication. This helps to relieve the short-term withdrawal symptoms of insomnia and anxiety.

Each is comprehensively assessed by our doctor on admission. If the Doctor feels a medical detox will be of benefit to the individual, then this will be prescribed and supervised by our trained and qualified staff. Our patient’s safety and comfort are paramount, so we take every measure possible to ensure this.

Cannabis Addiction Recovery Treatment

We strongly recommend a minimum of 28 days of rehabilitation. In this time, you will be treated psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our specialist programmes include:

  • One-to-one counselling
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Fitness
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Process addiction therapy
  • Holistic programme
  • Mindfulness
  • Relapse prevention techniques

Free Lifelong Aftercare Programme

We understand that leaving rehab and having to face the reality of day-to-day life can be an incredibly daunting thought. While you may be determined to continue living a clean and sober life, external triggers and temptations exist and dealing with these alone can leave you feeling isolated. To support you during this vital time, we have created a two-tier approach to long-term sobriety.

Short-term: we provide one year’s worth of free aftercare support sessions every week in the rehab you attended (or nearest clinic). Here you will engage with a group based therapeutic approach, with loved ones in attendance (if you so wish) but with the opportunity to speak with a counsellor one-to-one.

Long-term: we have built the UK’s first recovery network for all those who have attended a UKAT treatment facility. This lifelong recovery network is called Alumni – a gateway to lifelong sober companionship. Events include Christmas parties, dinners, adventure days out and, of course, summer BBQs.

This is the future of permanent recovery, and we are proud to be the first rehab family in the UK to offer it. Many people fear that putting down the drugs means losing their social life. At UKAT we say it’s only just begun! Please call to hear more about rehab, recovery and lifelong happiness.

If you have any questions regarding our cannabis rehab clinic, treatment needs, rehab locations and cost – we can answer them!

Oasis Runcorn in Cheshire is a residential cannabis detox & rehab clinic, providing treatment for addiction, family support & free lifetime aftercare!

Cannabis Detox

Before cannabis detox can begin, it is important to understand the effects and risks associated with the drug.


Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK. It is a depressant and slows the body down. It grows naturally as a plant and is usually smoked, either when mixed with tobacco or in a bong or pipe. However, it can also be mixed into food, such as cakes or biscuits.

The main ingredient of cannabis is THC, which has the effect of making the user feel happy and relaxed. It can also create hallucinations. Other effects include being overly aware of your senses, focusing on individual objects and even getting the sense of time slowing down.

Cannabis Detox Risks

There are myths that cannabis is safe because it is naturally occurring. However, there are many risks associated with taking cannabis. These can include:

  • Paranoia – Cannabis use can result in feelings of anxiety, suspicion, panic, and paranoia.
  • Concentration – Cannabis use can affect how the brain works. It makes it difficult to learn, concentrate and stay motivated with many users adopting a lazier lifestyle. This is particularly dangerous in younger people as their brains have not fully developed.
  • Cancer – Smoking cannabis can lead to lung and throat cancer. The risk is even greater when mixed with tobacco.
  • Nausea – Often known as a “whitey”, some users become light-headed and sick after smoking cannabis.
  • Mental illness – There is a close link between regular cannabis use and the development of psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia. The risk is increased if there is a family history of mental illness in the family. Those with schizophrenia already may suffer a relapse when smoking cannabis.

How we can help

We have a range of cannabis detox treatments to help with your cannabis addiction, including counseling, holistic therapies and aftercare. For more information call us on . Learn about our cannabis rehab programme today.

FAQ Cannabis Detox:

How do I know if i’m addicted to Cannabis?

There are various symptoms that could possibly point to a cannabis addiction. The main indicator is tolerance. Once you notice that you need to smoke – or ingest cannabis in any way – more than you’re used in order to get the effect that you want: you might rethink your relationship with cannabis addiction

Are there some physical effects if you quit taking Cannabis?

There are no proven physical effects, but psychologically, Cannabis Detox can be very difficult to deal with. Anxiety, insomnia and a poor appetite are often cited during withdrawal as possible side effects.

Our residential cannabis detox programmes are designed to help users recover from cannabis addiction. Extremely high lasting recovery rate. Places available