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Rehab for cannabis?

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nonamemummy Sun 02-Feb-20 18:25:46

Has anyone on here been to or know anyone else who has been to rehab for cannabis?

notaflyingmonkey Mon 03-Feb-20 09:15:38

Following with interest.

theemmadilemma Mon 03-Feb-20 09:25:17

Interested to know what it would involve. There's no physical withdrawal. So time away and counselling?

nonamemummy Mon 03-Feb-20 11:35:08

It does have some withdrawal effects. Most psychological. So yes some therapy and some medication to help with the symptoms of withdrawal, in a residential setting

TwitcherOfCurtains Mon 03-Feb-20 17:17:07

I've never known anyone to go to rehab for cannabis, I've known plenty go due to heroin and crack though.

Could the person not just get some antidepressants from the GP and self refer to talking therapy? Maybe some nicotine replacements too.

scotsllb Mon 03-Feb-20 17:20:21

Outlpatient therapy is what would be offered. NA groups that sort of thing

nonamemummy Mon 03-Feb-20 20:11:29

No I think residential rehab would be best as he has tried coming off it at home and it doesn’t work. He needs to be away from his home and his daily routine to break away from it

Rehab facilities do offer residential treatment for cannabis. It’s not just for hard drugs like heroin and crack

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 03-Feb-20 20:13:05

I worked in one and never heard of one. Sometimes cannabis and something.

OwlBasket Mon 03-Feb-20 20:17:51

It could be worth looking into Castle Craig Hospital, we’ve had clients go there and do well. Usually people for whom the addiction is more of a symptom of other issues, which, TBH is most addicts when it comes down to it.

KarenBelch24 Mon 03-Feb-20 20:19:48

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Restlessinthenorth Mon 03-Feb-20 20:33:08

Rehab for cannabis is definitely a possibility. Rehab happens after a detox (which may also be appropriate to manage cannabis withdrawal). Paying for it privately will be straight forwards, but expensive. It should be possible to access this via the NHS, but only after other options have been tried and exhausted. This would usually involve trying mutual aid, one to one therapy, or the like

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