Treatment of cannabis addiction in Turkey
Treatment of cannabis addiction in Turkey
Hashish is extracted from the stems of the hemp plant, and it is prepared in a gummy form that has been dried to reach the usual final shape. The danger of cannabis is evident in its being one of the most common and used drugs, given its availability and cheapness compared to other narcotic substances. It is also used in several forms, whether by smoking, or by burning the hashish itself and inhaling the fumes from it, or by eating it with food or drink.
What are the harms of cannabis addiction?
Cannabis mainly affects the brain, which leads to atrophy of brain cells, a decline in their functional capabilities, as well as an increased possibility of brain hemorrhage.
Disturbing the functional competence of the immune system, which makes the body vulnerable to many serious infectious diseases.
Weakness of the heart muscle, in addition to abnormal blood pressure and heart rate disturbance, which opens the way for many chronic heart diseases, especially functional heart failure and myocardial infarction.
Cannabis is commonly consumed through smoking, which destroys lung cells, and causes many chronic diseases of the respiratory system, such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, lung cancer, etc.
Cannabis damages nerves and destroys nerve cells.
Cannabis affects men’s sexual ability, as it causes impotence and erectile dysfunction problems.
Cannabis causes menstrual disorders in females.
Cannabis negatively affects the psychological and emotional state of those who abuse it, which leads to falling into the clutches of anxiety and depression, which may develop into the formation of suicidal tendencies.
What are the apparent symptoms that may arise when consuming and becoming addicted to cannabis?
It is noticed that some cannabis addicts suffer from the flu or colds constantly, which is evident through the redness of the nose.
Slow reflexes, feelings of lethargy and dullness.
Redness of the eye
Constant feeling of tiredness and fatigue.
Tendency to isolation and introversion, as well as a feeling of depression, which may be punctuated by times of euphoria and activity.
Constant urge to sleep.
Sometimes a cannabis addict may go through bouts of agitation, revolt, and nervousness for the slightest reason.
A cannabis addict may suffer from auditory and visual hallucinations, especially if large doses are taken.
Lack of appetite for food, which leads to a decrease in body weight in a short time.
Tremors in the limbs.
Impaired memory and inability to concentrate.
Infection with digestive disorders.
The deterioration of mental abilities, which is most noticeable within the framework of the study (if the addict is a student) or in the framework of work and social life.
Lack of attention to external appearance.
Drastic changes in personality and behavior.
How is cannabis addiction treatment treated in Turkey?
Initial evaluation: where the patient is subjected to a comprehensive medical examination, in order to determine his health condition, and to assess the extent of the psychological and physical damage caused by the addiction to marijuana, and these are the data according to which the treatment plan that is appropriate to the patient’s condition is developed. (Cannabis addiction treatment in Turkey)
Withdrawing cannabis drug from the body, and dealing with emerging withdrawal symptoms: This step is the first actual treatment steps, as a drug and treatment protocol is followed that includes the administration of some drugs (such as naltrexone & tryptisol), in addition to antidepressants in order to completely get rid of any effects of the cannabis drug In the body, without experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms that cause suffering to the patient.
Behavioral psychotherapy: This stage begins after the body is completely rid of toxins, as this stage aims to find out the causes and motives that led to addiction, while working on not to repeat these circumstances in order to prevent it from falling again into the clutches of addiction.
Support and follow-up: The most dangerous thing that a recovering addiction patient may experience is relapse and a return to addiction and abuse, so the patient is rehabilitated during this stage and followed up continuously in a way that ensures that he is not exposed to the risk of relapse and returns once again to cannabis addiction.
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