A document variety of individuals over 55 are searching for remedy for hashish dependancy and consultants say that it’s typically dismissed by well being professionals as a smooth drug with minimal danger.
Over the previous 15 years there was a 777 per cent improve within the variety of individuals within the age group receiving substance misuse remedy for hashish, evaluation of NHS knowledge reveals. The determine has fallen by 22 per cent amongst individuals aged between 18 and 24.
Since 2005-06 the variety of individuals aged 18 and over utilizing NHS and group dependancy providers due to hashish use rose from 40,239 to 54,000.
Dr Tony Rao, a guide psychiatrist and an skilled on substance misuse amongst older individuals, mentioned: “We now have seen a pointy