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Hashish Addiction And The Best Rehab Centers For Treatment

Brenda Munnerlyn, RN, BSN

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Brenda Munnerlyn, RN, BSN

February 15, 2019

Many people believe that hashish and marijuana are the same thing because they’re both cannabis. Hashish, however, is actually a much more potent form that comes from the trichomes of the cannabis plant and contains nearly 40 percent THC, making it about four times stronger than marijuana.

As a depressant, hashish slows down the central nervous system, and may cause minor hallucinations. People also report that colors are more vibrant, tastes are more intense, and senses are heightened. It is typically softened from its brick form and smoked, ingested with honey or butter, made into an oil to infuse cigarettes, or as an ingredient in baked goods. It takes about a 30 minutes for the effects of hash to set in, and the high can last for up to three hours.

Hashish can be bought on the street under the following names:

  • boom
  • hash
  • hemp
  • gangster

Short-Term Effects Of Hashish

Hashish causes both impaired judgment and lowered inhibitions. This can lead to dangerous situations, such as driving while under the influence, and unprotected sex.

Other short-term effects of hashish include:

  • loss of coordination
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • hypertension
  • paranoia

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Long-Term Effects Of Hashish

Many heavy users of hashish report loss of motivation in both leisurely activities and in areas of school or the work place. Thus, their enjoyment and hard work ethic typically diminishes until all they want to do is abuse the drug. This can cause a drop in grades, the loss of a job, or broken relationships.

Other long-term effects may include:

  • respiratory damage
  • immune system damage
  • chronic cough
  • cancer
  • memory and learning problems
  • severe hallucinations

Hashish Addiction Treatment

While hashish does not produce a physical dependence, it may cause a psychological addiction. When attempting to rid this drug out of their system, many users experience insomnia, irritability, anxiety, and suppressed appetite. Because there isn’t a physical detoxification, inpatient rehab isn’t required to overcome hash, but many people still benefit from the new environment, and support. Others may prefer an outpatient program where they are able to attend counseling and meetings on their own time without interrupting their busy lifestyle.

Hashish can be a difficult addiction to overcome due to the loss of motivation associated with the drug; this can cause the addict to not want to put any effort towards getting clean. Thus, many rehabs have realized that the best therapy comes in the form of motivational interviewing and motivation enhancement therapy. Make sure when trying to find a rehab for your addiction that they offer this type of counseling.

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