ADDICTION TO CANNABIS OR MARIJUANA
Cannabis and marijuana detoxification requires multidisciplinary treatment and an evaluation by expert professionals in cannabis addiction. At CITA we have the means and qualified personnel with experience in addictions to drugs such as cannabis. Recovery from cannabis use is possible and is demonstrated by the satisfaction rates and families of patients who have already recovered.
Cannabis is the most widely used illegal substance in our country, the one that has experienced the greatest growth in recent years and one of the most widely used psychoactive substances, after alcohol.
At CITA Clinics we help you with our marijuana detoxification method through professional treatment, dealing with doctors, psychologists, psychotherapists and 24-hour care. Our commitment to quality and individualized work are the great values of our work and the guarantee of our efficiency and experience for more than 30 years.
Many of our patients wonder how they can quit smoking marijuana. The treatment is divided into three individual phases and tailored for the best rehabilitation and speedy recovery from abuse of cannabis, marijuana or hashish. The phases are: cannabis detoxification, rehabilitation and reintegration.
CANNABIS ADDICTION TREATMENT
Cannabis addiction develops after an abusive use of this drug and the main cause of this addiction is the strong addictive power of THC and the effects it produces on the user.
Currently, this substance is, in many territories, one of the main causes of admission to a cannabis detoxification center after diagnosing cases of cannabis poisoning.
Cannabis abuse affects receptors in the brain in a similar way to cocaine or alcohol. In addition, memory loss, anxiety, depressive disorders and psychotic outbreaks are some consequences of the abusive use of marijuana. The problem with use is that the negative effects of cannabis are usually not perceived and it often takes time to seek help to quit marijuana.
In our center for cannabis addicts we propose a therapeutic approach that includes counseling and therapy. Both individual and group, both for people who consume and for their families and the closest environment.
We provide all the necessary tools to those patients who want to quit marijuana and are looking for a new lifestyle.
EFFECTS OF CANNABIS
The effects of cannabis on the brain appear quickly and usually last for hours. At low doses, cannabis use produces excitement, euphoria, and then drowsiness. In higher doses, there are alterations in perception.
The long-term and short-term effects of cannabis go far beyond a sense of calm and red eyes. The physical effects of cannabis are:
- Muscle relaxation
- A slight drop in body temperature
- Dry mouth
- Conjunctival injection
Smoking cannabis every day can lead to addiction, and at CITA we can cure it.
ADDICTION TO MARIJUANA
Marijuana addiction is a reality, because as a family of cannabioids, it contains THC, the substance that causes addiction. If they are kept in continuous consumption for months, the over stimulation will affect the brain.
Recent studies have shown that at least 9% of those who start using marijuana will become dependent on marijuana. But if the use of cannabis and marijuana is started at an early age such as adolescence, dependence increases by up to 17%, making detoxification of THC more important.
According to the 2013 NSDUH (National Survey on Drug Use and Health), more than 4.2 million of the approximately 6.9 million Americans have been identified as marijuana users.
Addiction to cannabis or marijuana is linked to a mild withdrawal syndrome, but the problem should not be minimized since selecting one of the centers to stop smoking joints will end up having a positive impact on the addicted person and their environment.
Consuming marijuana on a regular basis can cause irritability, difficulty sleeping, problems with your temper, poor appetite, cravings, restlessness and / or various physical discomforts that become more acute between the first and second week after stopping use.
To eliminate cannabis in the body in many cases requires treatment in an addiction center.
CANNABIS DETOXICATION TREATMENT
Cannabis addiction treatment is personalized since only by knowing the specific needs of the patient, can we design the most effective treatment. This methodology is part of the success of the CITA treatment program.
The treatment consists of several phases that must be progressively overcome. The goal of cannabis cessation treatment is to achieve, not only the cessation of consumption, but also to lay the foundations for it to be permanent.
Cannabis detox can take several days as THC is stored in the brain and in body fat. This makes the patient mistakenly believe that he “controls” and he is not, because the addict does not usually endure more than a month without consuming.
Through psychology to raise awareness of the bad habit and alternatives for the cessation of consumption, the detoxification of cannabis is overcome and the base is laid to avoid relapses. Group treatment in this phase is key to developing skills and techniques to address obstacles.
It also works with the young person so that they learn to identify the sensations, thoughts, and circumstances that surround them before consuming and develop specific strategies and skills to modify them.
At CITA we carry out a multidisciplinary treatment with professionals so that the patient becomes aware of the problem of consumption and its consequences. This awareness is essential to establish a truly effective cannabis detox treatment.
The consumption of joints in Spain is high and that is why CITA has a HIGH rate of rehabilitated by marijuana and cannabis. Smoking cannabis every day can lead to an addiction and we can cure it, we can help you quit for good.
* With adolescents, it is recommended that the family intervene. It is essential to advise parents so that they know how to deal with the problem and how to deal with communication with the adolescent. The patient must be educated so that they know how to stop smoking marijuana.
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INITIAL PHASES OF DETOXATION OF MARIJUANA
The initial phase of cannabis and marijuana detox begins with the total elimination of use, with no minimum dose or consuming less to quit marijuana at once. Detoxification is achieved by eliminating the THC accumulated in the body as a result of the consumption of these drugs. Stopping smoking marijuana and cannabis all of a sudden means starting to gradually return to normalcy in the body.
The first step in knowing how to get rid of marijuana addiction is for the addict to accept the ill effects of its use.
This stage can last for days or even weeks depending on the patient’s usual consumption until the therapeutic start of detoxification. In addition, not only the patient begins to recover but multidisciplinary psychotherapy is worked to continue the addiction to the consumption of cannabioids.
CANNABIS REHABILITATION AND REINTEGRATION PHASE
The phases of marijuana rehabilitation and patient reintegration are the subject of multidisciplinary, psychological and educational therapies so that the recovering patient manages to move away from consumption patterns and cope with the consequences that led him to use. Between these stages, the following subjects are worked on: HERE
TYPES OF TREATMENTS FOR QUITTING CANNABIS
We perform two types of treatments to quit smoking leeks, a habit that can be quit in our clinic. The consumption of leeks in Spain is high and that is why CITA has a high rehabilitation rate for marijuana and cannabis. Smoking cannabis is bad and smoking cannabis every day can lead to addiction.
CITA’s more than thirty years of experience have taught us and proven that individual visits are absolutely essential, because only by knowing the specific needs of the patient can we design the most effective treatment. Part of the success of the CITA treatment program is the individualization of patients.
GROUP TREATMENT FOR DETOXICATION OF MARIHUENA
Through group treatment, patients learn to anticipate obstacles to achieve new skills and develop adaptation techniques.
With adolescents, it is recommended that the family intervene. It is essential to advise parents so that they know how to deal with the problem and how to treat the adolescent without dramatizing. The patient must be educated so that they know how to stop smoking marijuana.
It is also necessary to train them in the acquisition of guidelines that are related to the coherent norms between different members of the family and to train them in communication skills and in the contingency contract between the parties (parents-child).
When treatment includes the family, the adolescent’s retention and attachment to marijuana treatment increases.
Marijuana addiction also has negative consequences that affect the environment of the patient, and usually the cause is marijuana withdrawal syndrome. This is why the marijuana detox process is complicated, but feasible.
TREATMENT TO LEAVE POINTS
Treatment for quitting leeks at CITA can be with therapeutic admission or non-admission via outpatient visits. Many of our patients wonder how to quit smoking marijuana. The treatment is divided into three individual phases and made for the best rehabilitation and rapid recovery from the abuse of cannabis, marijuana or hashish. The phases are: cannabis detoxification, rehabilitation and reintegration.
CANNABIS ABSTINENCE SYNDROME
Cannabis withdrawal syndrome is known for the effects it reflects on people who have used this drug for a long period of time.
After immediately stopping using cannabis, after hours of abstinence, the withdrawal syndrome from marijuana and cannabis begins to show.
Many cannabis users suffer from this syndrome by wanting to give up cannabis little by little, or by trying without professional help.
At the Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, cannabis withdrawal symptoms usually stabilize in the short term, even within days.
With professional help and specialists in the treatment of cannabis addiction, it becomes more pleasant and bearable for the patient and does not suffer when they stop using cannabis.
There have been several studies that have shown that all these effects subsided when the use of the drug was completely discontinued. Although occasional use of this drug has relatively mild effects, frequent use of a high dose for a long time could have serious and permanent consequences.
One possible long-lasting effect about which there has been much discussion is amotivational syndrome. The existence of this syndrome is not supported by any scientific evidence, but there is no doubt that very chronic marijuana users suffer from the characteristics of this syndrome.
CANNABIS AND THC ADDICTION
There is evidence from animal studies showing that dependence on cannabis and THC can occur, a physical dependence that can become psychological when it comes to people; in fact, many of the cannabis users would be classified as dependents, a classification that most of them would not accept.
Cannabis dependence is the most common and most underestimated risk among regular users.
Around 10% of those who have ever tried it and between half and a third of those who take it daily, will end up losing control over this drug and will continue to use it in order to face the problems caused or exacerbated by their use. According to popular belief, cannabis does not create dependence, since after its withdrawal there is no clearly defined withdrawal syndrome.
However, there is no doubt that some users who want to stop or reduce their use of this drug find it very difficult and continue to use it despite the adverse effects it has on their lives. For this reason, starting a treatment to stop smoking marijuana in a specialized addiction center is vital.
Cannabis dependence, understood as the impossibility of its consumption, is the most widespread form of dependence, followed by tobacco and alcohol, and it is a fact that affects one in ten people who have tried the drug.
And chronic marijuana users who undergo medical treatment recognize their inability to reduce their use of the drug, despite their great efforts and the annoying symptoms that accompany continued use, such as reduced ability to concentrate, depression, or insomnia, which are clear symptoms of dependence.
DETOX CENTER TO STOP SMOKING CANNABIS OR MARIJUANA
At CITA, we are one of the best cannabis addiction treatment centers. We are a marijuana detox center specializing in the treatment of leek addiction. We have different places to treat patients, which allows us to adapt to their specific needs.
Dr. Josep M. Fàbregas
DIRECTOR PSIQUIATRA / ESPECIALISTA EN ADICCIONES
Josep Mª Fàbregas Pedrell es actualmente especialista en adicciones y director psiquiatra del centro de adicciones y salud mental Clínicas CITA, compuesto por los centros terapéuticos CITA Fundación, CITA Clínica, CITA Jóvenes.
Inició su carrera profesional en el Hospital Marmottande París, donde trabaja con el Profesor Claude Olievenstein.
Posteriormente se trasladó a Nueva York y, tras varios años de experiencia profesional, en 1981 fundó CITA (Centro de Investigación y Tratamiento de las Adicciones) con el objetivo de desarrollar un modelo de comunidad terapéutica profesional, el cual lleva 32 años en funcionamiento.
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