Undergoing recovery from a marijuana addiction is a huge challenge and sometimes staying in active recovery is harder than attending rehab. In many cases, individuals find solace and support in other people’s cannabis recovery stories, reading how others have faced and overcome obstacles similar to the ones they may be facing at present. That’s why Port of Call have compiled a list of our favourite marijuana recovery blogs, in order to help individuals on their journey to recovery.
It is understood that casual marijuana use has the power to develop into an addiction in a short space of time. Over the years, the dangers of cannabis abuse have long been debated. While there are differing opinions regarding the harm cannabis can cause, research suggests that the regular act of smoking marijuana has the potential to lead to harmful effects on the brain.
Meet Dan, 24, from Birmingham. Dan began smoking cannabis with a new circle of friends in college. What was once something Dan did to fit in quickly became a daily habit. Until, that is, he reached out to Port of Call for help. Read on for this former cannabis addict’s experience of finding recovery.
Although the effects of marijuana may be less severe than other drug substances, cannabis addiction is still a common problem throughout the UK. At present, cannabis is the most common illegal drug and a staggering 30% of cannabis smokers admit to having a drug use problem. Cannabis not only has the power to become addictive, but can also lead users to more harmful drugs, which can be even more difficult to overcome. Here, Port of Call looks at the best ways to treat cannabis addiction.
Like many drugs, there is an air of mystery surrounding the use of cannabis, predominantly stemming from the fact that it affects every user differently. Cannabis has the power to alter a user’s senses, making them hear, see or feel things differently to how they would normally. One of the main questions surrounding the drug remains, is cannabis addictive? Port of Call investigates further, demystifying the addictive nature of cannabis.
In this blog, Port of Call explores recent suggestions that cannabis addicts are being let down, as resources are focussed on Class A dependencies instead. These are the claims of Global Drug Survey founder, Dr Adam Winstock, who’s views we explore here in greater depth.
At one time, cannabis use among university students reached a staggering 68%. This figure represented the student community who had tried cannabis at least once whilst at university. Cannabis use at university can be a huge problem for students, parents and teachers alike. Here, Port of Call explores the prevalence of cannabis at university and offers advice for receiving help, whether it be for you or a friend.
Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK. In this blog, Port of Call takes an in-depth look at a wide range of cannabis facts and effects in order to answer some of your most frequently asked questions surrounding marijuana.
At Port of Call, our expert team of advisers deal with a lot of questions about drugs and drug addiction. Whatever your question about drugs and addiction – we’ve got the answers. From finding out about what the most addictive drugs might be and information about legal highs through to some of the signs a person might display if they have a problem with drugs – whatever your question, Port of Call is here to reassure you with our comprehensive list of frequently asked drug information questions.
Read how Vicky, 49, from Manchester, who began smoking cannabis from the early age of 11 years old drastically turned her life around. Vicky describes how the drug use was instigated in reaction to her parent’s split, and, despite already undergoing rehab on two occasions; she discusses how she could only begin to take responsibility for her own happiness after reaching her ‘lowest point’, during which she had attempted to commit suicide more than once.