What is Marijuana Detox?
The main ingredient in marijuana which causes an altered state is THC, though there are over 400 chemicals found in marijuana. Unlike the THC levels of the 1960s and 1970s, the THC levels in marijuana today are far more powerful, sometimes, as much as 20 times more powerful. And while it is accurate that marijuana is prescribed for medicinal purposes, such as increasing the appetite of a person being treated for cancer, or reducing the nausea that accompanies chemotherapy treatment, the recreational user does run the risk of addiction.
Addiction establishes the body’s reliance upon a drug, even if it stops producing the desired effects. But as use continues, withdrawal symptoms appear sometimes immediately following the last usage or when use stops.Research has indicated that those who are detoxing from marijuana can experience both physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms can begin with hours of last use or within a day of last use. Withdrawal symptoms can last from several weeks to several months.
Signs of Marijuana Withdrawal
- Restless leg syndrome
- Mood Swings
- Stomach pain
- Lack of focus
- Lack of motivation
- Disrupted balance and coordination
- Lung infection
- Increased aggression
It is not unusual for those trying to stop using marijuana to start again. Detox and withdrawal symptoms can be eased with medication as the client prepares for treatment. At a quality medically assisted detox, such as Detox Boca, clients are evaluated by physicians experienced in addiction medicine. It is important to determine whether mood swings or anxiety, for example, are just withdrawal symptoms or they are an underlying mental health disorder. Accurate and appropriate diagnosis is necessary to help break the addiction. Once a client has been stabilized and withdrawal symptoms are managed, the client needs to enter treatment without any gap between detox and treatment.
Treatment Alternatives provides those clients transition from detox to treatment with comprehensive, multidisciplinary, evidence-based, individualized treatment. The tools learned in treatment, such as relapse prevention, dealing with triggers and stress, provide clients with a strong foundation for ongoing recovery. Detox in comfort and safety followed immediately by substance treatment that works. Call 800-598-3386 and experience the high of living clean and sober.