Marijuana Abuse | Can A Marijuana Detox Program Help?

As marijuana use becomes more widespread and more states pass recreational marijuana laws, misinformation about marijuana addiction continues to spread. The truth is that marijuana can be both physically and psychologically addictive and that it can cause serious problems at work, in relationships, and in the day-to-day lives of addicts. Marijuana detox could be the solution you’re looking for.

It is also just as dangerous as alcohol when it comes to operating vehicles and heavy machinery. Drivers with detectable levels of marijuana in their bloodstream are more than twice as likely to be involved in a deadly crash.

If you are in need of help for marijuana addiction, Casa Capri can help. They have years of experience treating women who struggle with addiction, and their all-female team understands how hard it can be to struggle with substance abuse.

Can marijuana cause both physical and psychological dependence?Marijuana Detox

Yes. Though some people say that marijuana is not physically addictive, patients who use marijuana for a prolonged period of time do develop cravings for the drug, and physical side effects like insomnia when they are not able to get the drug.

When does withdrawal start after stopping the use of marijuana?

Withdrawal typically begins about 24 hours after the last use of the drug. It usually peaks after 2-3 days and can last several days or weeks, depending on how heavy marijuana use has been.

Is it smart to stop using marijuana cold turkey?

Compared to some other drugs, such as opiates and benzodiazepines, it is somewhat less dangerous to stop using marijuana “cold turkey”. There are no serious life-threatening side effects, and it is uncommon for marijuana users to undergo PAWS (Post Addiction Withdrawal Syndrome).

However, it still may be wise for a drug user to “taper off” their usage in a clinical setting, and seek treatment to help them mitigate the side effects of withdrawal, such as insomnia, irritability, decreased appetite, anxiety, and nausea.

How can a medical marijuana detox program help?

A medical detox program is useful because it allows addicts to recover in a controlled setting, and get the help that they need to treat the side effects of marijuana addiction.

In addition, being in a drug-free environment is very helpful when it comes to recovery, which is another reason that medical detox programs are so popular.

What is the next step to recovery after marijuana detox?

Typically, it is recommended that addicts make lifestyle changes to minimize their exposure to marijuana and that they attend a recovery program such as Marijuana Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. Continued post-treatment therapy may also be recommended, and drug testing can be used to help identify relapses.

Casa Capri’s marijuana rehab center is the beginning of a whole new life—free from addiction and full of joy, hope, and love. Your freedom begins at our medically supervised marijuana detox center. This supportive and nurturing space is very different from what you’d find in a clinical hospital detox. Like a cozy home away from home, we aim to keep you as safe and comfy as possible while you taper off marijuana and other addictive substances. In only a few days, your body will be clean, your mind clear and you’ll be feeling like you again. The road to recovery begins by picking up the phone. Give us a call now at 855-816-8826.

Withdrawing from marijuana and other drugs can be both uncomfortable and dangerous. At Casa Capri Recovery’s drug detox, our staff doctor will care for you during this difficult but necessary transition. Often, medicine is prescribed that can soothe withdrawal symptoms and keep you feeling calm and relaxed. Our caring and kindhearted staff is always available for support and to keep you company. In just a few days you’ll be fully detoxed, feeling fine and ready to begin the next step in your marijuana treatment program.

Successful and lasting recovery begins with a superior strategy. At Casa Capri’s marijuana addiction rehab, our experienced and passionate all-female staff delivers the therapeutic tools, life skills and unconditional love necessary to facilitate the deepest healing possible. Every young woman who comes to us receives her own personalized addiction treatment program designed to address and heal the underlying wounds and co-occurring conditions she faces. Whether it’s an eating disorder, multiple addiction types, co-existing mental conditions or trauma, we have the experience and expertise to empower your full healing potential. It’s time to create the life you’ve always dreamt of. Please call 855-816-8826.


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