Marijuana Detox and Withdrawal

Marijuana Detox and Withdrawal
Physical dependence on any drug may cause withdrawal during detox. If you have become dependent and you try to detox on your own, you may feel so uncomfortable that you relapse. Marijuana withdrawal during detox is not as severe as withdrawal caused by other drugs, and it is less common—in fact, you may not experience it at all. But if you do feel uncomfortable it can make quitting difficult, so consider going through Marijuana detox with supervision. Withdrawal symptoms you may experience during detox include:1

  • Changes in mood, including irritability, anger, anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased appetite with weight loss
  • Restlessness
  • Physical symptoms, like headaches, chills, shakiness, abdominal pains, fever or sweating

Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms

The longer a person has used marijuana, and the higher dosage they consumed, consequently the more severe these withdrawal symptoms may be. Comparatively, in most cases marijuana withdrawal symptoms will largely subside after about a month.

The most common symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood changes
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Restlessness
  • Stomach pains
  • Appetite loss/weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia or fatigue

In reality withdrawal is likely to occur if you have been a heavy user of marijuana for a long period of time. If you’re ready to detox from Marijuana but don’t know where to turn, reach out to one of our admissions specialists now to talk about your options.

  1. Medscape. Cannabis-Related Disorders Clinical Presentation. https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/286661-clinical
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