For many individuals, marijuana is a daily part of life. Oftentimes those who regularly use the drug will comment on its calming side effects, simple make up, and ease of access that must indicate a certain level of safety. However, for some individuals, marijuana is a dangerous drug that can be difficult to quit on your own.
At 4 Seasons Detox, your health and overall well-being are our number one goal. If you are struggling to quit marijuana on your own, you are not alone and help is available. Read on to learn more about what to expect during the marijuana detox process, and how we can help you on your journey to long-term sobriety.
Marijuana has long been considered a “safe way” to get high, relax, and unwind. However, more and more studies are showing that marijuana can have an adverse effect on the brain. This effect comes with psychological dependence, withdrawal symptoms, and addiction.
Signs of marijuana addiction may include irritability when not being able to access the drug, impaired coordination, difficulty problem solving, difficulty learning or remembering facts or memories. An individual is considered addicted to marijuana when these symptoms impact an individual’s daily life and relationships, or an individual is unable to quit using.
It’s true… individuals who quit marijuana cold turkey may experience cannabis withdrawal symptoms! Unlike stimulants or alcohol, these symptoms are generally not dangerous but instead are uncomfortable and can lead to anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. Additionally, those who detox without the support of a professional detox facility are at risk for relapse.
Our detox facility at 4 Seasons Detox allows individuals to undergo the detox process under the care of our addiction specialists. This ensures physical side effects are kept in check, and mental health care is attended to in order to prevent relapse. For many individuals, a support system to help them manage the physical and psychological symptoms of addiction can help them pave the way to a sober future.
Physical marijuana withdrawal symptoms are not uncommon and may include:
Psychological withdrawal symptoms from marijuana are quite common. These symptoms often include:
Keep in mind that once the marijuana detox process is complete, addiction treatment is still necessary to get to the root cause of this type of addiction! Addiction treatment programs can help users understand why addiction occurred in the first place. Oftentimes, individuals will utilize marijuana as a coping skill for levels of emotions or feelings they would prefer not to acknowledge or experience. Marijuana allows you to numb out these feelings for a temporary amount of time, thus creating a reliance and an addiction.
At 4 Seasons Detox, we provide addiction treatment services that allow individuals to understand their mental health in relation to addiction and teach alternative coping skills when challenging situations arise. Additionally, our program provides mental health services in the form of support groups, individual therapy, and more so users can better understand and handle emotions in the future without turning to marijuana use.
If you or a loved one is struggling with marijuana addiction, know that you are not alone and help is available. Despite societal conditioning encouraging us to believe that marijuana is safe, and non-addictive, evidence points to the fact that for some, professional treatment is necessary to get sober and stay sober.
If you have additional questions about marijuana detox or would like to learn more about how treatment programs help individuals overcome addiction, reach out to us at any time. We look forward to supporting you on your journey to sustainable sobriety.