Cannabis Addiction Treatment

With Dr Andrew Bradford

cannabis addiction treatment

Cannabis Addiction Treatment

With Dr Andrew Bradford

Discover a Path to Freedom from Cannabis Addiction

Are you or a loved one struggling with cannabis addiction? Take the first step towards recovery with our evidence-based cannabis addiction treatment services, designed to address the unique challenges of cannabis use disorder. Our team of experienced professionals offers personalized care, combining psychotherapy, support, and education to help you understand and overcome your dependence on cannabis.

We believe in a holistic approach to healing, focusing on your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Our program is tailored to meet your individual needs, providing the tools and strategies you need to regain control of your life. With our support, you can break free from the cycle of addiction and embrace a brighter future.

Don’t let cannabis addiction hold you back any longer. Contact us today to learn more about our confidential and compassionate treatment services. Together, we can help you reclaim your life and achieve lasting recovery.

Managing Cannabis Use Disorder

Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) involves a problematic pattern of cannabis use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as indicated by the presence of specific criteria (DSM-5). The management of CUD requires a comprehensive approach ideally grounded in the best available evidence and tailored to individual needs.

  • Combined Interventions: Integrating psychosocial and cannabinoid-based treatments can be more effective than either approach alone, especially for individuals with more severe CUD or comorbid psychiatric disorders.
  • Individualised Treatment: Effective management of CUD should be tailored to the individual’s specific needs, considering factors such as age, gender, comorbid conditions, and social circumstances.
  • Continuum of Care: Providing a continuum of care, from outpatient to residential treatment, as needed, can support individuals at various stages of recovery.
  • Regular Monitoring and Adjustment: Regular assessment of treatment progress and adjustment of interventions are essential for successful management of CUD.

Psychosocial Interventions

  • Building Awareness: therapists help clients recognize the patterns and consequences of their cannabis use. Clients learn to identify triggers that lead to cannabis use and develop strategies to manage them.
  • Developing Coping Skills: clients are taught a variety of coping mechanisms to deal with stress, anxiety, and other emotions that may contribute to cannabis use. These skills include relaxation techniques, problem-solving strategies, and healthy ways to manage emotions.
  • Enhancing Motivation: therapists work with clients to explore their motivations for change and to strengthen their commitment to reducing or abstaining from cannabis use. Techniques are used to address ambivalence and to encourage clients to make positive changes.
  • Supporting Behavioral Change: clients are guided through the process of setting and achieving goals related to reducing or quitting cannabis use. This support and accountability help clients maintain these changes over time.
  • Addressing Underlying Issues: psychotherapy delves into the underlying psychological issues that may contribute to CUD, such as past trauma, low self-esteem, or unresolved emotional conflicts.
  • By addressing these issues, clients can develop a more comprehensive understanding of their cannabis use and work towards long-term recovery.

Cannabis Addiction Treatment with Cannabinoid-Based Interventions

Cannabinoid-Based Therapies are the use of cannabinoids, either synthetic or derived from the cannabis plant, is being explored for their potential to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with CUD. These therapies are designed to modulate the endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in the reinforcing effects of cannabis.

The best evidence-based approach to managing cannabis use disorder involves a combination of psychosocial interventions, cannabinoid-based therapies, and supportive care, tailored to the individual’s needs. Ongoing research continues to inform and refine these strategies, aiming to improve outcomes for those affected by CUD.

References:

  1. American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.).
  2. Le Foll, B., & Gorelick, D. A. (2020). Pharmacotherapy for cannabis use disorder: A review of the evidence. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 113, 107951.
  3. Marijuana Treatment Project Research Group. (2004). Brief treatments for cannabis dependence: Findings from a randomized multisite trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72(3), 455-466.
  4. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2021). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (3rd ed.).

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Dr Andrew Bradford

Dr Bradford is an experienced rehabilitation physician, psychotherapist and medical cannabis specialist.

  • Regulated by Quality Care Commission
  • Registered Specialist in the UK
  • Licensed Psychotherapist

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