Marijuana Detox Program
Like any substance, marijuana has the potential to become addictive. For those struggling with marijuana dependence, detox is an option on the path to recovery.
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What is Marijuana?
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Is Marijuana Addictive?
What Are the Effects of Marijuana?
Marijuana’s effects can be felt almost instantly after smoking. Most people experience pleasant sensations, such as relaxation and euphoria. For some, marijuana can have a stimulating effect. Some individuals report heightened senses, an altered sense of time, and an increase in appetite.
However, not everyone reacts to marijuana in the same way. For some individuals, using marijuana can lead to feelings of fear, anxiety, and panic. Marijuana use can also cause feelings of paranoia and delusion.
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How Long Does Marijuana Stay In Your System?
Before treatment is discussed, an evaluation is done to learn more about you and your history with weed. Screenings for other mental and physical disorders are done at this time as well. This allows providers to better get to know your needs, which is beneficial in the creation of a treatment plan.
Symptoms of detox can vary in severity. To help with minimizing detox symptoms, it is recommended to taper off use gradually. While mild withdrawal symptoms can be managed at home, individuals with severe dependence will benefit best from a marijuana detox program. These programs allow for detox symptoms to be managed by a healthcare professional.
Marijuana detox is not a substitute for treatment of marijuana dependence. After detoxing, it is important to work with a healthcare provider to determine the next steps in treatment. For marijuana dependence, there are many levels of care. Therapy and inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation are all options for marijuana addiction treatment.
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Marijuana Detox and Withdrawal: What to Expect
Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms
Not everyone who uses marijuana will experience withdrawal symptoms when detoxing. However, for those with marijuana addiction and dependence, common withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, restlessness, irritability, decreased appetite, and changes to sleeping patterns. Those with severe cases of marijuana addiction and dependence may experience sweating, shakiness, elevated heart rate, nausea, vomiting, gut pain, and diarrhea during withdrawal.5
Management & Prevention
Depending on the severity, marijuana detox can be managed at home through the use of over-the-counter drugs. For those needing more support, medically managed marijuana detox may be necessary. Medically managed detox often includes the use of prescription medication to address severe withdrawal symptoms.
Do at-home Detox Remedies Work?
Risks Of Detoxing on Your Own
While you can detox at home, there are some risks. Detox is uncomfortable, and symptoms of abdominal pain and nausea can be intense, making them difficult to manage by yourself. Detoxing from home can also leave you without a treatment plan, making lasting recovery difficult.
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Therapies for Addiction
Behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for marijuana addiction. Therapy can help you identify unhelpful or harmful patterns and gives you the tools to change them, thereby allowing you to take control of your mental health. Some therapies for marijuana addiction include cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, and motivational therapy.
Marijuana Detox at Profound
The first step in the recovery process is often detox. At Profound Treatment, we are here to support you through detox and transition to further treatment. Our medical staff offers 24/7 support during withdrawal and detox to ensure your safety and comfort. We also offer both residential rehabilitation and outpatient services to help you stay on track after detox. Call us today and experience the Profound difference.