What Does Detox from Marijuana Look Like?

What Does Detox from Marijuana Look Like?

Marijuana is being touted for its medicinal qualities in the news media, but the drug can have increasingly devastating effects on people who use it recreationally. Addiction and dependence are very real challenges for people who struggle with marijuana use in their lives. One of the necessary components of treatment is detox to get the drug’s psychoactive ingredients out of the body, bring some balance, and restore peace to a person’s life. Learn more about how detox from marijuana can look for people in recovery.

Growing Popularity

One challenge of marijuana’s growth in popularity lately is that people are using edibles such as brownies, candy, even ice cream with THC or CBD oil. Dabbing is also more common where people use a marijuana extract or inhale the drug with a vaporizer. Medicinal use is going mainstream in some states, concerning those who recognize the ill effects of marijuana for people who struggle with addiction.

Withdrawal from Marijuana

Whether a person withdraws on their own or in treatment, they will experience symptoms of the drug leaving their body. In treatment, detox is usually monitored by treatment physicians who understand how the body responds to withdrawal and can support each individual as they go through the experience and keep them safe. The timeline for withdrawal varies depending on what other drugs the person may have used, how long they used, when they last used, and other factors. Symptoms typically peak 48-72 hours after last use with cravings kicking up along the way. Somewhere between a week to two weeks’ time, depression may set in as the brain resets itself. Over time, people can expect to feel less symptoms, peaking around three weeks.

Medical Detox

Medical detox from marijuana can include some different symptoms including nausea, stomach pains, chills, and other symptoms. A professional support team can help a person navigate the mental and physical aspects of addiction detox. Medication supported treatment may be provided for withdrawal to ease pain or symptoms. Some people may experience seizures, so drugs that mitigate symptoms of seizures may be provided.

Detox looks different for everyone. Not everyone requires medication to cope with symptoms of withdrawal but support in a treatment facility can be helpful for those who need to feel encouraged on the journey. Complete withdrawal from the drug is possible with a person’s health intact. The more support a person has, the less likely they are to relapse. When less of the drug is in a person’s system, they start to come back into their own heads and bodies as they prepare for the harder work of doing therapy and recovering their life. Detox is the starting point to get them there but community and support from trained physicians can provide a lifeline for the journey.

The Palmetto Center provides a safe space to recover from marijuana addiction. Our detox program focuses on your individual journey of recovery. Our program provides special focus for professionals including chiropractors, nurses, doctors, lawyers, and more who need help with addiction recovery. Call us to find out more: 866-848-3001.