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Cannabis Addiction & Treatment

Cannabis, known as marijuana or weed, is a psychoactive substance derived from the hemp plant. Containing THC (Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), it produces effects that can range in intensity depending on quantity and strain – delivering users euphoria alongside physical relaxation.

Risks of cannabis addiction

Most often smoked via joints and sometimes processed into food such as cakes (“space cakes”), cannabis has been gaining increasing popularity over recent years due to its cultivation yielding higher concentrations of THC than before; however despite being considered a soft drug within certain countries legal frameworks, this drug should not be underestimated for its potentially devastating mental addiction risks when used excessively which are difficult if not impossible to overcome without professional assistance.

Our approach

At Connection Mental Healthcare, we provide professional support for individuals struggling with cannabis addiction: an issue that can have grave psychological and physical consequences.

Our committed team takes a hands-on approach to help our clients break the cycle of dependency and reclaim their lives. Through personal guidance, effective treatments, and medical care – recovery is always possible.

Effects of cannabis addiction

Cannabis use can lead to red, glassy eyes and an increased appetite. Additionally, memory loss and forgetfulness may occur while imagination levels increase simultaneously. Cannabis users often experience feeling lazy or overly cheerful depending on the strain that is used. Finally, a dry mouth may be one side effect of its usage.

Everyday tasks become significantly more challenging due to an extreme loss of energy. Sleeping soundly without first consuming cannabis has proven nearly impossible, leading many individuals to neglect their work, educational obligations and relationships with friends and family as a result.

Understanding the risks of cannabis addiction

Performance at professional or academic capacities is thus drastically reduced despite any prior successes experienced in these areas; making it seem like one can no longer go without the use of marijuana for its desired effects.

It’s common knowledge that activities are then only carried out when accompanied by using cannabis products – resulting in further detriment from prolonged dependence upon this substance.

Potential risks associated with prolonged use include confusion and memory loss, mental disorders which can lead to reduced concentration, as well as an increased risk of depression.

Moreover, this may be accompanied by sleeping problems such as insomnia or extreme fatigue in addition to feeling nervous and irritable; all of these factors could potentially raise the likelihood for more serious mental health issues like schizophrenia and psychoses.

Am I addicted to weed?

Struggling with cannabis addiction can be intimidating and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to! Connection Mental Healthcare has developed a specialised approach toward the treatment of marijuana dependency.

Our trained professionals work diligently and compassionately to guide you through this journey while respecting your goals every step of the way. Take charge today – take the first step by seeking help from Connection Mental Healthcare experts, in order to have a life-long freedom from cannabis addiction now!

Frequently asked questions about cannabis addiction

For many users, smoking has been perceived as a pleasurable activity that is thought to be less addictive than substances like heroin or alcohol. However, research now indicates that cannabis can lead to serious addiction if its use becomes habitual over time–as the brain gets used to it and loses the ability to quit without help even when desired.

When there is a long period in which a lot of weed has been used on a structural basis, there is a good chance that someone has become dependent on the substance. Dependence on cannabis can cause serious psychological and physical complaints.

Professional help
At Connection Mental Healthcare we offer professional help with cannabis addiction. We help our clients to stop using weed in a medically responsible and committed way. Thanks to our personal approach, our clients can return to life in a full way after the treatment.

It is sometimes difficult to estimate whether there really is a problem. The severity of a cannabis addiction depends on how often and how much is used and what the consequences of the use are.

When there is structural use, you can no longer stop independently and the use leads to problems, it is time to seek help. The professional team of Connection is ready for you: 021 541 0643.

Take the first step on your road to recovery. Here at Connection Mental Healthcare we provide professional help for those battling cannabis addiction, offering a committed and responsible approach – without long waiting lists.

Get in touch with us today so you can start putting an end to this cycle; call 021 541 0643 now!

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a drug that comes from the hemp plant. Cannabis is the collective name for hashish and weed. The resin and dried flower tops of the hemp plant contain the active ingredient THC. This substance gives a person a relaxed or “high” feeling after use, both mentally and physically. In most cases, cannabis is smoked in a “joint” or “stickie”, but it can also be processed in foods such as cake (spacecake) or tea.

The THC content in cannabis has increased considerably and despite the fact that cannabis falls under the soft drugs and is legally available in the Netherlands, cannabis can be very harmful mentally and physically. It is also mentally very addictive, so that stopping independently is ultimately impossible or hardly possible.

Connection Mental Healthcare is a private rehab. Our rates vary depending on the length of treatment and on what kind of accommodation you prefer.

We offer shared room accommodation, and private room accommodation depending on availability. The minimum length of treatment is 28 days; however, 42 days is advised. Please contact us for more information and we will make sure that we respond to you within 24 hours.

At Connection Mental Healthcare, we understand the struggles of addiction and have dedicated our practice to helping provide quality treatment. Our team has extensive experience in cannabis recovery and works with respect, authenticity, and non-judgment towards all those affected by a drug dependency.

Through intake assessments that map out individual needs for tailored treatments plans under the guidance of specialists – leading steps can be taken on a pathway to overcoming weed addiction issues such as learning how to reduce or quit use without exacerbating withdrawal symptoms or risking relapse scenarios in future endeavours.

No one ever sets out to become addicted to smoking, but it can easily happen without a person realising it.

Addiction to smoking is a serious issue, and there are a variety of reasons behind why someone might become addicted. Factors such as personal issues, medical issues, environmental influences, and genetics all play a part in addiction. Additionally, underlying factors like mental illness or trauma can be at the root of an addiction.

It’s important that when someone seeks help for their addiction, the full scope of the problem is taken into account in order to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

Symptoms of a cannabis addiction:

  • There is no energy left for daily activities.
  • Sleeping without first smoking a joint is almost impossible.
  • Neglect work, school, and relationships with friends and family.
  • Performance at work or school decreases.
  • Don’t think you can do without cannabis anymore.
  • Most activities take place in combination with the use of cannabis.

Risks of cannabis addiction:

  • Confusion and memory loss
  • Balance disorders and loss of concentration
  • Gloom and depression
  • Sleep problems
  • Nervous and irritable
  • The risk is greater for other mental disorders such as schizophrenia and psychoses

In conversation

Talk to the cannabis addict at a well-chosen time, so not when he or she has used. Bring up the drug use in a non-accusatory way. Ask how the addict prefers to be

supported and make agreements for the future on the basis of this. Express your appreciation for what is going well.

Being close to someone who is addicted to Cannabis causes stress. You may feel guilty, angry, or very lonely. It is best to admit that it is no longer possible, that you are at the end of your strength. It is not easy to come to the conclusion that outside help is needed.

Get in touch

Do you want a listening ear and are you curious about what Connection Mental Healthcare can do for you? Please contact us by phone during working days on 021 541 0643.

Scientific research has shown that parts of the brain, such as the reward centre, memory and the neocortex, are involved in the onset and further progression of addiction. Stopping a substance to which you are addicted is therefore not at all easy because your own brain cells are bothering you.

In addition, long-term cannabis use brings about a permanent change: fewer dopamine receptors are produced and powerful memories are created. These changes make a person even more susceptible to addiction. With this knowledge you could call cannabis addiction a (mental) disease.

Hereditary yes or no?

According to studies, drug use appears to be hereditary. However, it does not necessarily mean that you will also become a user if one of your parents is or was an addict. Environmental conditions can reduce the effect of increased susceptibility.

Family illness

Addiction can be labelled as a ‘family disease’. An addiction does not only have effects on the addict himself, but also on the environment. That is why Connection SGGZ also likes to have contact with the client’s social system during treatment. In this way we help family and friends to learn how to deal with the effects.

Family program

Want to know more about our family program? Please contact us by phone during working days on 021 541 0643. uses cookies to give you the best experience on our website. These first-party and third-party cookies enable important functionality to operate, help us monitor and improve how the website works and for marketing purposes. By clicking 'Accept All' you accept all cookies from this website.