NO NEED FOR WEED
Published by Clearhead at £9.99; 232 pages
No Need For Weed comes over as an honest account of how it really is to break the habit of cannabis dependency. It is punctuated with real-lfie experiences which make sense of the process and is believable and recognisable.
This is a useful tool for anyone concerned about problematic and chronic cannabis use and associated difficulties in young people. It is an account of how reality is for someone attempting to quit cannabis. It leads readers step by step, and explores the thoughts and dilemmas experienced by others. When it looks like those experiences will be too hard for a person, it acknowledges them and offers solutions.
The authors accept the failings of people and that, more often than not, some will slip back into dependency – but it encourages them to battle on to success. I believe this is a book which crosses the boundaries between professionals and users and that both will find it a useful tool, to aid people to break away from cannabis dependency.
As both a mother of a recovering cannabis-dependent son and a professional working with young people, I shall refer to the book and website on a regular basis for ideas and support.
DEBBIE DICKSON is the ‘named nurse for looked-after children’ in Bradford. She is "championing professionals to take seriously what might first appear to be unproblematic cannabis use in young children" – it often turns out not to be unproblematic.
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