It’s (mostly) legal, and it’s (mostly) everywhere. Marijuana has shed its status as an illegal drug, and is now available almost everywhere you look. But that doesn’t mean it’s a harmless herb. Marijuana addiction can have destructive consequences, and quitting marijuana can be just as serious as quitting any other drug, including the detox and withdrawal symptoms.
Yes, despite popular belief, you can experience withdrawal when detoxing from marijuana. Especially among heavy users, withdrawal symptoms may include depression, insomnia, headaches, night sweats, and emotional instability.
The severity of those symptoms depends on how much you’ve been using, for how long, and how strong the strain was.
You can treat withdrawal symptoms at home by staying hydrated, exercising, and avoiding fats and caffeine. (Of course, you have to stay off of marijuana, alcohol, and other drugs, too.)
However, when faced with withdrawal symptoms many people give up and go back to taking a hit. It’s just really hard to sit in that discomfort – especially if you’re used to being numbed out all the time.
If you detox in a professional facility, you’ll be supported during your first days clean, helping you stay on track and build a solid foundation for recovery. (It’s easier to say no to pot when there’s none around!)
You also can move on to residential treatment in the same place, sticking with the team you already know and trust as you begin to work on the problems that made you use in the first place. You might even start doing some work during your actual detox, if the clinical team believes you are ready.
While marijuana isn’t necessarily the gnarliest drug out there, people who want to quit it deserve to have professional care and support, too.
Getting Clean & Sober at Home
Today, more than 75% of hospitals and healthcare providers offer access to telehealth treatment, with 29 states having gone so far as to enact telehealth parity laws, which force insurance companies to reimburse patients for telehealth at the same rates as they would for in-person treatment.
If you’ve been thinking about getting clean and sober, or if you’ve been wanting to work on and strengthen the recovery you already have, it’s never been easier to do it through telehealth.
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