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Cannabis dependence

Cannabis dependence: Introduction

Addiction to cannabis which is an illicit drug. Cannabis (marijuana) is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug whose main active ingredient is THC. Withdrawal symptoms can start within 24 hours in chronic users. ...more »

Symptoms of Cannabis dependence

  • Compulsive use of cannabis
  • Increasing tolerance to the effects of cannabis
  • Withdrawal symptoms upon cessation of cannabis use
  • Failed attempts to stop using cannabis
  • Social, family, work or school relationship difficulties
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Cannabis dependence

  • Recognition of the problem by the patient
  • Detoxification and management of withdrawal symptoms - may occasionally require benzodiazepines for anxiety
  • Drug counselling
  • Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural therapy, supportive therapy, analytical orientated therapy
  • Group therapy
  • more treatments...»

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