The Véniez Drug Rehab Center© for Abuse & Addiction
Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi/Sanskrit:hganja, hemp), is a psychoactive drug extracted from the plant Cannabis sativa, or more often, Cannabis sativa subsp. indica. The herbal form of the drug consists of dried mature flowers and subtending leaves of pistillate (female) plants. The resinous form, known as hashish, consists primarily of glandular trichomes collected from the same plant material. The major biologically active chemical compound in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (delta tetrahydrocannabinol), commonly referred to as THC.
Hashish (from Arabic: Hashish, lit. "dry herb", from hashsha "to became dry"; also Hash) is a preparation of cannabis composed of the compressed trichomes collected from the cannabis plant. It contains the same active ingredients but in higher concentrations than other parts of the plant such as the buds or the leaves. Psychoactive effects are the same as those of other cannabis preparations such as marijuana. Differences in effects can stem from variations between Cannabis specimens that are used for preparation.
Hashish is often a solid or paste-like substance of varying hardness and pliability, and will soften under heat. Its color can vary from green, black, reddish brown, or most commonly light to dark brown.
It is consumed in much the same way as cannabis buds, used in a billy by itself or with tobacco, in a miniature smoking pipe, vaporized, hot knifed, smoked in a bong or bubbler, Hookah, or smoked in joints mixed with tobacco, cannabis buds or other herbs.
It can also be eaten alone (pure hash is described as having a spicy or peppery flavor) as well as used as an ingredient in food (baked into cookies or cakes, or added to stews and chocolate). Hash is prohibited to the same extent as all other forms of cannabis; sale of hashish is illegal in most parts of the world. It has been decriminalized to some extent in a few countries, such as the Netherlands.
Marijuana and THC content
THC the active ingredient in cannabis, engenders a high and a level of dependence rarely ever experienced in the past. Getting stoned affects coordination, increasing the risk of casual accidents, impairs driving skills and sometimes makes the user feel paranoid and anxious. There is no medical question that smoking marijuana over an extended period of time increases the risk of respiratory disorders, including lung cancer, and alters the brain chemistry leading to memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction. The mental and emotional damage of long-term Marijuana use includes impairment of short-term memory, reduced ability to focus, decreased motivation and impaired ability to concentrate.
A common adverse reaction of marijuana use is "Acute Panic Anxiety Reaction. This has been described by users experiencing it as an extreme fear of losing control, often accompanied by feelings of panic. The symptoms usually subside after the drugs effects have worn off.
Long term Marijuana use
Long term Marijuana use often causes a sort of detachment referred to by long term pot smokers as Burnouts. Burnouts are slow in their actions, dull in their expression, inattentive, unaware of their surroundings and unaware that they have a problem. The most obvious signs of Marijuana abuse are; an inability to concentrate, forgetfulness, red bloodshot and inflamed eyes, a distorted sense of time, an odor similar to burnt rope on clothing and breath, and an increased appetite especially for sweets; i. e. the munchies. Possession of marijuana smoking paraphernalia, such as pipes, bongs, roach clips, rolling papers are a good indication of marijuana use.
Marijuana and psychological dependence
Though it has been widely debated by marijuana legalization groups, numerous scientific studies have confirmed that daily marijuana use does lead to psychological dependence. Although often embraced casually by users, long-term addicts find marijuana very hard to quit and relapse often. Users become psychologically dependent on the easy escape from reality it offers. It is perhaps the easiest illegal drug to minimize in terms of the risks of using and therefore, addicts often remain in denial for extended periods of time.
The solution for Marijuana Addiction
Marijuana is no longer a mild drug, but has rather become a true danger to an individual's personal development and health. At The Véniez Drug Rehab Center©, we recognize the serious nature of marijuana addiction, and we know how to treat it.
Years of research have shown that addiction to any drug, illicit or prescribed drugs can be treated effectively. At The Véniez Drug Rehab Center© we provide residential, outpatient and companion services to increase the effectiveness of treatment.
Our treatment philosophy focuses on; THERE IS A REASON FOR EVERYTHING.
We believe recovery success depends on successfully returning to normal life. Recovery is when a person can return to normal life comfortably without abusing drugs, alcohol or so called medication.
The first step is to physically detox then resolve why you got yourself into this addiction.
THERE IS A REASON FOR EVERYTHING.
Identify the causes, the sources of his or her addiction and eliminate them in four sessions.
The solution in Psychotherapy, Hypnosis with L'Approche Véniez© is to identify the causes, the source of his or her symptoms to eliminate them. The most precise and fastest way is with L'Approche Véniez©. These different techniques are used; visualization, breathing and relaxation, hypnotism, the subliminal, and post-hypnotic suggestions. There is nothing artificial or supernaturel about hypnosis.
- The first session consists of a series of questions asked to the individual to obtain therapeutic useful information about the patient. This session allows the therapist to understand his patient and explain to him how the therapy will take place. At the end of this first session, the therapist will introduce a brief induction of hypnosis to his patient. (duration of the meeting is usually an hour, sometimes more).
- The second session consists of a light follow-up by the therapist and deepening the patient's hypnotic state. (duration of the session is between 45 minutes to an hour).
- The third session consists of the work, acceptance, the release of shocks, traumatisms or causes of the lack of security experienced by the patient. (duration of the session is usually 1 hour or more).
- The fourth session consists of closing, reconciliation of the adult and the inner child, an experience of self-identity, self-confidence and loveing yourself. (duration of the session is between 45 minutes to an hour).
Once this work is done the results are permenent. The patient is self-sufficient and does not need further treatments. A brief follow-up may be in order.