Cannabis is one of the most popular illicit drugs in Australia. Individuals often report using cannabis to helps them cope with difficulties such as poor sleep, physical pain or mental health difficulties. Unfortunately cannabis use often exacerbates underlying mood and psychological problems. The impact of cannabis may lead to reduced motivation and thus making the demands of life more difficult to fulfil. It may also lead to social difficulties and predispose individuals to respiratory disease.

Some symptoms of cannabis addiction include:

  • Requiring greater amount of the substance over time.
  • Inability to reduce the amount of cannabis one is using.
  • Experiencing cravings and urges to use cannabis.
  • Cannabis consumption leading to inability to fulfil responsibilities at work or at home.
  • Continuing to use cannabis in situations that may lead to physical danger.
  • Reduced involvement in previously important or meaningful activities.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms,


Treatment for cannabis use may involve inpatient treatment in a detox or rehabilitation facility. Ongoing individual treatment is often required and may incorporate motivational interviewing which explores reasons for behaviour change along with CBT which helps individuals learn about the connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviours to better understand and manage their triggers.

The trained clinicians at Bayside Psychotherapy may be able to assist you with your cannabis use. Addiction counselling methods can be a tremendous help!

Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to book your confidential appointment.

Together, we can tackle issues with online counselling via Skype, Zoom or similar. Recommended hypnotherapy downloads may also help you.

How long will treatment take?

Cannabis Addiction Treatment

Various treatment options exist for overcoming substance addictions. Some people try a particular treatment method and it works almost immediately. Usually, it takes time to find something that works, but that’s our aim. Your willingness to participate in your recovery is a major factor as well as the underlying causes of the addiction. Many patients see an almost immediate difference and we will regularly review your progress as we work together. If you are truly motivated, you can overcome your marijuana addiction.

What is Bayside Psychotherapy’s treatment philosophy?

Some clinics offer a set of treatment options based on your issues and match up your issue to a specific treatment programme. At Bayside Psychotherapy, we have a number of treatment options available but as we work together we focus on your specific needs and goals. This may include a combination of evidence based therapies administered by an experienced clinician. Our team at Bayside Psychotherapy has a wide range of experience including counselling, psychotherapy and hypnosis/NLP that puts us in a great position to help you find an approach that suits your needs, preferences and goals.

Book your appointment online, or enquire first by calling (03) 9557 9113. Your call is completely confidential, and there’s absolutely no obligation.


Note: This information is informative only and is not to be used for diagnosis or substitution of appropriate assessment and/or treatment by a registered practitioner. Information on this page and our entire site should not be construed as implying that our therapists are specialists in treating any condition whatsoever. While some of our therapists may have experience working with people suffering from a specific condition, not all of our therapists do. We do not guarantee any particular level of performance, cure or management of symptoms. Each case is unique and responds differently with collaboration between client and therapist being crucial. Always seek appropriate assessment from a qualified professional such as a GP, psychiatrist, clinical psychologist or social worker especially if you are acutely distressed.


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