The cannabis withdrawal symptoms and treatment options are often very different for different people, with many people having to wait a year or more for an answer to the question: what’s happening to me after I use cannabis?
Dr James Nairn from the Royal College of Psychiatrists has the answers.
“Cannabis is a psychoactive drug.
It affects moods and behaviour.
It can cause you to be irritable, anxious and confused,” he said.”
And if you do manage to quit, you might be tempted to use again.”
The other side of the coin is that cannabis is a depressant and can make you feel agitated, anxious, depressed, anxious again.
“It can be very hard to take it off because of its high effects.”
This means that it’s very difficult to know what the best course of action is for you and the person you’re dealing with.
“If you or someone you know has tried to quit using cannabis, you’ll need to talk to a counsellor.”
People are sometimes more worried about the symptoms and effects of cannabis withdrawal, than they are about how to help someone to stop using it.
“If someone is having problems with withdrawal symptoms, there are a range of ways that can be done, such as talking to a psychiatrist,” Dr Nairne said.
There are also treatments for cannabis withdrawal such as cognitive behavioural therapy and cognitive behavioural counselling.
“In terms of treatment, people who are having withdrawal symptoms should talk with their doctor about the possibility of some kind of treatment and the options that they might be able to choose from,” Dr Cuthbert said.
If you’re unsure of what’s right for you, you can talk to an experienced counsellors about how you can get your cannabis off of your system.
“There are other ways of reducing the effects of withdrawal symptoms that you can consider including talking to your GP, going to a mental health professional or using the cannabis withdrawal support service,” Dr Molloy said.
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