The latest issue of Addiction Journal contains an article by an advisor to the World Health Organisation, Professor Wayne Hall, of King's College,who claims that coming off cannabis can be more difficult than kicking a habit to heroin.
As well as being a risk to heart and driving, regular use is associated with psychotic symptoms and schizophrenia.
The withdrawal symptoms are quoted as often more severe than heroin withdrawal - with anxiety, insomnia, appetite disturbance and depression to deal with.
It is true that cannabis stays in the bloodstream for a month, so withdrawal effects seem to go on for a long time. Effective Hypnosis runs a six week drug addiction program, that often not only stops people using, but also deals with withdrawal. See www.effective hypnosis.co.uk/home
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