How Long Does it Take to Detox and Withdraw from Marijuana?
Detoxing from marijuana and going through withdrawal can be taxing on the body and mind. Withdrawal symptoms vary for every individual, with causes being physical and psychological. There is no way to tell before quitting who will experience severe symptoms. Knowing what to expect in detox and recovery can be helpful for the journey of healing.
People will experience varying degrees of symptoms. The most common among them is depression. Sometimes people might experience nightmares and dreams, as well. Marijuana tends to put a damper on dreaming, so they come back with a vengeance in recovery and are very vivid. They may last just a month and wear off later but can be disturbing in the meantime. Dreams where people think about using marijuana agian may occur and last for approximately one year. They are a normal part of recovery. Anger may rise up as well, when least expected. These outbursts may bounce around between anger and depression, along with anxiety and fear. Most symptoms will fade away by three months. Physically, a person going through detox may experience:
- Night sweats
- Hand sweats
- Body odor
- Digestive problems
Tremors and dizziness may pop up but won’t last long for people in detox. Symptoms may be rare for things like hormonal shifts and kidney pain but they will subside. There are some ways that can help a person through detox to feel better.
If experiencing symptoms at home, it may be helpful to consider some healthy ways of supporting the mind and body through detox:
- Hot baths
- Cranberry juice for cleansing
- Excessive sweating can be reduced with increased citrus fruits, bananas, and tomatoes
- Check diet and nutrition to make sure there is enough healthy food
Being able to accept addiction as part of a person’s life is hard. It means admitting the need for help and that addiction is not sustainable. When people seek help for addiction, they are reaching out for a lifeline that lets them develop healthy and long-lasting strategies for recovery.
The Palmetto Center has trained therapists and professionals who understand how to help you detox and recover from substance abuse. Our programs are tailored to suit your needs. 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.