Cannabis addiction

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Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a drug derived from the hemp plant. Cannabis is the collective name for hashish and weed. The resin and dried flower tops of the hemp plant contain the active substance THC. This substance gives a person a sense of relaxation or a "high" feeling after use, which is both psychologically and physically. In most cases, cannabis is smoked in a "joint" or "spliff", but it can also be processed in edibles such as space cake or tea. The THC content in cannabis has increased considerably compared to earlier days. Despite the fact that cannabis is categorised as soft drugs and legally available in the Netherlands, cannabis can be harmful both physically and mentally. It is also highly psychologically addictive, making it difficult or impossible to quit. This can eventually lead to cannabis addiction.

Marijuana addiction and abuse

After a period of excessive cannabis use, there is a fair chance of becoming psychologically, and possibly also physically, dependent on cannabis. Cannabis addiction can have a devastating impact, resulting in serious psychological and physical consequences. At Connection SGGZ, we offer professional support. We help our clients quit cannabis in a medically responsible and committed way. Our personal approach enables our clients to return to a full and meaningful life after treatment.

Why choose Connection SGGZ addiction care?

  • Our treatments are reimbursed by your health insurer
  • Short waiting list
  • Personalised and specialised treatment
  • Working with recovery mentors
  • Evidence based treatment
  • Custom aftercare programme
  • Excellent family programme
  • Rehab centres in the Netherlands and South Africa


  • the whites of your eyes redden and become glassy
  • extremely tired, lazy, sluggish, drowsy or actually very cheerful
  • the urge to eat a lot, having the “munchies”
  • your mouth turns dry
  • short-term memory deteriorates, forgetfulness
  • imagination and creativity often increase


  • no energy left for daily activities
  • sleeping without first smoking a spliff is almost impossible
  • work, school and relationships with friends and family are neglected
  • performance at work or school declines
  • the sense that you can no longer cope without cannabis
  • most activities are combine with smoking weed


  • confusion and memory loss
  • balance disorders and loss of concentration
  • gloominess and depression
  • sleeping disorders
  • nervousness and irritability
  • more likely to have other mental disorders such as schizophrenia and psychosis

Do I have a weed addiction?

It is sometimes difficult to tell whether a problem really exists. The severity of a cannabis addiction, whether it is weed or hash, depends on how often and how much is used and what the consequences are. Cannabis abuse occurs when cannabis has been used excessively a period of time, making it difficult or impossible to quit. The habit then continuously leads to the same problems or intensifies. 

The first step

Do you want to give up using cannabis? Once you register with us for cannabis addiction treatment, the most important step has been taken. Given that we understand addiction very well and have a lot of experience in rehabilitation, we find it important to work in a respectful manner and without prejudice. Through treatment at Connection SGGZ, recovery from addiction is indeed possible.

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