Detox and Withdrawals from Marijuana

man smoking blunt with hands on face, marijuana detox program in UTWith the increasing legalization of Marijuana, many people feel as though it is safe to use this drug. The important thing to remember is that although it may be legal in some states, so is alcohol and prescription drugs, which many people grow dependent on and need help recovering control of their life. Marijuana affects the dopamine levels in the brain and reprograms their brain so that they need the drug to feel “normal.” While the withdrawal symptoms from marijuana may not be as severe as that of alcohol or heroin they are still there and with the ever increasing potency of THC they become more apparent. Withdrawal symptoms also depend on how avid a user they were.

Physical Symptoms

When a marijuana addict stops there are obvious physical withdrawal symptoms. They are not as severe as other drugs but can still cause discomfort to the patient and make them want to use the drug again. Recovery Ways clinicians can help ease the symptoms and make them feel more comfortable.

  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite

Are you or your loved one in need of detox?

Recovery Ways has an excellent detoxification program that is medically supervised. Contact our admissions coordinators and they will verify your insurance benefits and walk you through every step of the admissions process.

Psychological Symptoms

The majority of the withdrawal symptoms from marijuana are psychological. Depending on how much the addict used, how often, how long, and how they used it will also determine how severe the symptoms will be. Recovery Ways can offer other medications or support to help lessen some of the symptoms.

  • Cravings
  • Mood changes
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Nightmares
  • Depression

Abuse/Addiction Potential

Marijuana is, in fact, addictive. Especially today, marijuana is twice as strong (more THC) than 20 years ago. Just because the withdrawal symptoms are not as severe as other drugs such as alcohol or heroin, recovered addicts will tell you that there is a withdrawal process and having the support and medical help from Recovery Ways is one of the best ways to gaining control of your life again. Regardless of the changing attitudes toward marijuana, it can still pose very serious dangers. According to the National institute on Drug Abuse, students who engage in regular marijuana use tend to perform lower in high-school and are more prone to drop out, opposed to their non-marijuana using counterparts. They go on to state that it may go on to hurt the brain function of young adults, which may lead to a drop in IQ of up to 8 points. This has serious implications for the future of those abusing marijuana in college.

Long-Term Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal cravings are hard to overcome but with help and support from the Recovery Ways staff, anyone can break free from the addiction. Our staff will help users understand their addiction and make sure they have all the tools and support they need to stay clean. We also help patients with any co-occurring disorders that may have led to the drug abuse. Understanding the reasons behind the addiction and any triggers that may bring up a craving will help the user manage their cravings and maintain their healthy sober lifestyle.

Are you in need of marijuana detox?

If so, Recovery Ways is here to help and start you on the road to recovery. We have admissions coordinators standing by ready to take your call and place you in the best drug detox program available.

Call 888.986.7848 and take the first step towards a new, sober life.