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Facts About Cannabis

At Serenity Health, we understand that not all drugs addictions and dependencies are the same. In each case, we draw on experience and expertise to help you to get the help that you need to recover. Dependency on cannabis can be very damaging to health and can destroy families and relationships. Call Serenity Health today to begin your journey to recovery and we can help you with the free advice that you need. Here we examine the facts about cannabis and consider how you may overcome your dependency.

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a part of the cannabis plant and can be grown in almost all climates. Commonly it is grown with hydroponic technology that means it can be grown indoors and distributed. The active substance in cannabis is known as THC and the strength of different strains varies. Cannabis gives the effect of sedation and leads to a state of disassociation known as a ‘high’. Cannabis alters the way in which everyday experiences are experienced. Some forms of cannabis are also treated with other chemicals and can be even more harmful.

How is it taken?

Cannabis is common in three forms: marijuana, hashish and hash oil. It is usually smoked and sometimes baked into cookies or brownies. Cannabis is most commonly smoked in joints or in water pipes but can also be smoked in apples, cans and a wide range of other tools.

How can it affect health?

The short-term effects of cannabis are a loss of inhibitions, increased appetite, dryness of the mouth and often anxiety and paranoia. Over the long-term the risk of respiratory diseases, memory loss, loss of learning abilities and decreased motivation are common. There are also serious concerns about the link between cannabis use and mental health problems later in life. There is a risk of dependence on cannabis from use.

How many people use Cannabis?

Cannabis is the most commonly used drug in the UK. It has been reported that 6.5% of adults aged 16-59 have used it in the past year.

How can Cannabis dependence be treated?

Serenity Health can help you to overcome dependency on cannabis and can help you to regain control of your life in doing so. Dependency on cannabis can have long-lasting effects on memory and motivation, so it is important that you overcome this habit. At Serenity Health we use abstinence-based therapies to help you to overcome such dependencies and in doing so are able to help you on the path to recovery. Call Serenity Health today for free advice on overcoming your dependency and we can help you to take back control of your life.

March 1, 2018


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