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Marijuana Detox: What should you know?

Marijuana is usually called weed, extracted from the Cannabis plant to produce mind-changing effects. Mood swings and reduced memory can be resulted from the addiction to the drug due to the presence of its active ingredient known as THC. 

Weed is one of the most commonly used as an illegal psychoactive drug in the United States. Most young adults of ages 18-25years are reported to be indulged in marijuana addiction. The Gallus medical detox centers offer medically equipped detox and treatment to help those with substance use disorders (SUDs). Detoxification is the initial step in the recovery process of marijuana addiction that usually starts with self-control and cutting off the drug use. It is helpful for a complete and long-lasting recovery from the dependency on the drug. There is a chance of relapse even with the small dose of the drug, due to the emotional and physical dependence on the drug. Cravings for the drug may continue throughout the process, but self-control can pave a path towards complete retrieval.

Effects of Marijuana

Marijuana is usually consumed by smoking in the form of hand-rolled joints or with the help of pipes and vaporizers. It may also be taken through various recipes to be introduced in several edibles. When the THC enters the blood of the person, it triggers the brain which results in many effects on the body, which may include;

  • Mood swings
  • Augmented senses
  • Dwindled body movement
  • Slackening
  • Dissimilar sense of time
  • Feeling hilarious
  • Compromised thinking and memory

Other symptoms such as delusions, illusions, and psychosis may occur in case of too much weed consumption. The marijuana’s effects mostly last for half an hour to one hour approximately after the last intake of the substance.

Marijuana Addiction

The tolerance is possible after the long-term use of marijuana. The dependence on the drug can be both physical and mental which may cause several side effects. 

  • Physical symptoms
  • Breathing issues
  • Tachycardia
  • Nausea
  • Psychological symptoms
  • Nervousness
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Despair
  • Suicidal thoughts

The overdose of marijuana may cause dizziness and vomiting which may end up in a medical emergency.

Is Detox from Marijuana puts you in danger?

There is no universal health risk reported by marijuana withdrawal. Although, intense agony can be experienced in breaking the long-term dependency on the drug. Serious symptoms may occur in those who have pre-existing mental health issues due to stressful detox. Thus, it’s advisable to hunt the detoxification process which will affect the underlying health issues also as marijuana dependency.

Therapeutically-Assisted Detoxification and Withdrawal

In general, as there are no serious life-threatening complications are reported with the marijuana detox, so there is no need for medical assistance in all the circumstances.

If the person is taking any other drug in combination with marijuana, then it’s recommended to have the detox therapy under medical supervision to avoid any serious health hazards during the detox and withdrawal. 

Expectations during detox

The withdrawal experience differs from person to person, depending upon the period of use and dose of the drug. Commonly one can expect;

  • Nervousness
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Miserable condition
  • Body pain

Duration of detox

The detoxification process most probably lasts up to 2 weeks. The uttermost time of distress is the initial 2-3 days. Sleep disturbance due to withdrawal may take up to a month to resume the normal sleep routine.

Marijuana detox center

The detox centers provide personalized programs after the dual diagnosis, the plan is arranged according to the co-occurring health conditions. The Gallus detox provides additional mental therapies, referral programs for further treatment, counseling sessions for the family as well.

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