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As experts in hashish addiction treatment, we at Yellowstone Recovery know that an addiction to hashish can be just as frustrating for the addicted person as it can be for his or her friends and family. If you or a loved one have a hashish addiction, the information on this page may provide answers to some of your most nagging questions.


What Is Hashish?

Hashish, also called “hash,” is a resin-based substance derived from the cannabis plant. A brick of hashish may be dry or somewhat oily, and its color may be yellow, brown, or black. Hashish is most often smoked or eaten in food.¹


Woman In DespairIs Hashish Addictive?

While hashish is not as addictive as some other substances, regular hashish use can lead to a serious addiction. Its potency may play a role in its addictive nature, as the THC is much more concentrated than in marijuana.


The Physiological Cause of Hashish Addiction

The exact cause of hashish addiction can’t yet be described in full, but we do have some idea of how it works. With regular use, the THC can build up in a person’s body fat and be slowly released over time. This storage of THC in the body may be a key factor in developing an addiction.


The Effects of Hashish Use and Withdrawal

Common short-term physical and mental effects of hashish include the following:²

  • Relaxed, happy feelings
  • Increased appetite
  • Lowered inhibitions
  • Distorted senses
  • Lack of coordination

When a person does not use hash and enters a withdrawal period, he or she may experience various negative symptoms:²

  • Depression/anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia, nightmares
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Intense cravings


Red Flag Symptoms of Addiction

The following symptoms may be signs that you or a loved one have an addiction:²

  • Anxiety/depression
  • Poor decision-making
  • Difficulties at work or in relationships
  • Recurring nausea, stomach issues
  • Weight gain
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Getting Help for Hashish Addiction

Social attitudes toward cannabis-based drugs have shifted in recent years, making it difficult for some to recognize a hashish addiction as a problem that needs to be treated. If you or a loved one are experiencing the effects and withdrawal symptoms described, you have a problem. Because THC lingers in the body, hashish detox isn’t something most people can simply “wait out.” For this reason, it’s important to seek professional help.

In our hashish addiction rehab program, you’ll be able to safely detox under medical supervision, work on personal struggles with licensed counselors, and learn valuable skills for managing your ongoing recovery. Not only will you have help to break free of your physical addiction, you’ll also have access to expert therapy and the support of understanding peers.

Find Hope at Yellowstone Recovery

At Yellowstone Recovery in Southern California, we see you not as an addict, but as a person who deserves compassionate, effective treatment. In our residential program, you’ll be able to take back control of your life and learn to maintain your sobriety. Call (888) 418-4188 to get started.


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashish
  2. https://drugabuse.com/hashish/effects-use/
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