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Cannabis (Dagga)

Cannabis Addiction

Cannabis Addiction, Dagga Addiction and Cannabis Rehab

Cannabis Addiction, Dagga Addiction and Cannabis Rehab. This drug (dagga) also known as marijuana is one of the most commonly known and used drugs on the planet. Generally news around cannabis can be miss-leading and confusing. Cannabis or Dagga Addiction does exist and it is a serious addiction, let’s dismiss the myth that it is harmless immediately. I have often heard that Cannabis is “not addictive” but know from my own experience, working for many years in the field, that this is not necessarily the case, it is addictive to addicts and can cause a number of mental health problems with long term use. Although I don’t subscribe to it being the ‘gateway drug’ to other addictions, it is clear that any addictive substance or behaviour is likely to lessen the inhibitions and make it more likely to try other things so it is one of a number of ways of accelerating a persons substance use.

Cannabis Addiction - Dagga Addiction - Cannabis Rehab

Other names for Cannabis

There are loads of names for this drug such as Marijuana, Dagga, Weed, Skunk, Green, Hydro, Pot, Hash and Ganja to name a few.

If you want to know some facts about Cannabis and addiction t0 it then read on or Contact Us for more information relating to the best solution to your or your loved ones problem.

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis, also known as marijuana is a preparation of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug and as medicine. Pharmacologically, the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); it is one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 84 other cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) and cannabigerol (CBG). Cannabis now is seen in stronger strains than ever before and as such mental health problems stemming from the use of cannabis and cannabis addiction as a whole are always on increasing internationally.

Cannabis in South Africa

South Africa is known as the Cannabis capital of the world in part due to its excellent climate for growing strong strains of the drug. This label does not come without its problems though. Many people do smoke dagga socially without any lasting problems or effects. Others become addicted and begin smoking it daily. In 2010 statistics showed that the addiction to the drug was the main reason for admittance to a drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre in South Africa with 16.9% of patients checking in for Cannabis addiction.

Cannabis Addiction Treatment 

The most effective course of action is still a period in Rehab as this physically removes the person from the drug and the people they use with and allows them to understand the reasons why they turned to drugs in the first place and move on with the rest of their life without the problems developing further.

What Are the Effects of Cannabis Abuse?

Abusing cannabis can result in problems with memory, learning, mood and social behavior. It can interfere with family, school, work, and other activities. Research has shown that the adverse effect that cannabis has on learning and memory can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug have worn off. As a result, a person who smokes cannabis every day may be functioning at a reduced intellectual level all of the time.

Long-term abuse can lead to dagga addiction as well as long term memory or even mental health problems. An addicted person will exhibit compulsive drug seeking and use despite the obvious harmful effects upon social functioning in the context of family, school, work, and recreational activities. Cannabis is also commonly referred to as a ‘gateway drug’ that destigmatizes or demystifies the idea of drug use, making marijuana abusers more susceptible to abuse other illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens or methamphetamines.

Additionally, when long-term cannabis abusers try to stop using the drug, they often suffer with a number of unpleasant symptoms, which make it difficult to quit. The desire to stop these withdrawal symptoms leads many people back into ongoing marijuana use:

  • irritability
  • sleeplessness
  • decreased appetite, which can trigger disordered eating
  • anxiety
  • drug craving

Cannabis is usually smoked as a cigarette, referred to as a joint, or in a pipe. It is also smoked in blunts, which are cigars that have been emptied of tobacco and refilled with cannabis. Since the blunt retains the tobacco leaf used to wrap the cigar, this mode of delivery combines the active ingredients in cannabis with nicotine from the tobacco. Cancer of the lungs is also linked to cannabis use because of the tobacco and also because unfiltered cannabis smoke has more carcinogens than cigarettes.

Do you or a friend have a Cannabis Addiction or Dagga Addiction or need Cannabis Rehab?

Cannabis, (which has various names such as Weed, Marijuana, Dagga, Greens, Ganja, Grass and many more…), is thought to produce a similar number of addicts as alcohol. Roughly 10% of users are thought to be addicted.

Several signs of cannabis abuse that are frequently visible in users:

  • red, blurry, bloodshot eyes
  • constant, mucus-filled cough
  • rapid heartbeat
  • hunger, referred to as munchies
  • dry mouth
  • anxiety, paranoia, or fear
  • poor memory
  • poor coordination
  • slow reaction time
  • loss of control
Contact Us now to talk through what is going on for you or a loved one. We can objectively and honestly provide you with any assistance you might need. We can also provide more information on dealing with dagga addiction and cannabis rehab.

To explore Cannabis Rehab for Cannabis Addiction in Cape Town then visit Cape Town Rehab.

So, if you or a loved one needs help with Cannabis Addiction (Dagga Addiction) then contact us for the best Cannabis Rehab available, we want to help!