Marijuana is commonly used by so many that some people no longer see it as a drug in the same way that opiates, and other hard substances are perceived. Purists even argue there is no such thing as detoxification from marijuana, but rather, that past users simply no longer feel the effects that marijuana had on the body once no longer using.
Nevertheless, marijuana is a brain-altering substance, and for some, use can be a real addiction. Regardless of whether it’s a dependence or a habit, Princeton Detox & Recovery can help people who choose to stop using once and for all.
No Matter the Perception – It Has Effects
Abstaining from marijuana use has some effects which are often felt by both heavy users and long-term medical marijuana users; irritability, depression, headaches, insomnia and decreased appetite are common in marijuana detox.
It certainly makes sense to deal with the above effects in an appropriate and professional manner and to rid the body of any residual marijuana in your system.
What Will Not Work
Because of its widespread use, there are many myths about cleansing the body of marijuana. There are supposed quick fixes available that will detoxify the body, but make no mistake, the drug is stored in the body’s fat cells and there is no such thing as a quick fix to ridding the substance from your system.
The efficiency of drinking cranberry juice, excessive amounts of water or detox teas are all myths. Drinking bleach will definitively not help with detox and is much more likely to land the patient in the Emergency Room than to help detox the body.
Treatment that Does Work
First, marijuana must be eradicated from the body. Patients can go cold turkey or at their own slower pace, but they must stop using. How long it will take for full eradication will depend on the amount used and over how long a period of time.
Second, increased exercise is added to the patient’s protocol. This has two effects; it helps burn the body’s fat where the marijuana is stored; and it releases anandamide – this is the substance which is associated with what’s most commonly known as ‘runners high’. Exercise helps to rid the body of impurities and replaces it with a natural alternative.
Drinking water does make sense when going through detox since it assists with the overall cleansing of the body, but it will not actually speed up the detox process.
Patients should choose a diet full of lean meats, fruits and vegetables. These foods will help speed up the body’s metabolism and prevent water retention. Adding high antioxidant or liver cleansing teas into the diet also helps the body successfully push through the process.
Lastly, the patient’s mental health may decline, and they may experience various levels of depression, irritability, and anxiety. Although some of the side effects may be offset by diet and exercise, in serious cases, the patient may greatly benefit from the addition of professional therapy.
Marijuana Detox and Princeton Detox & Recovery Center
The center is adept at dealing with all types of detox and rehabilitation programs and can assist patients who want to rid themselves of their pot use.
Typically, the marijuana addiction treatment detox program will take place in an outpatient context where our principles hold true, since we truly believe in individual care focused on the patient and their needs and goals. Our methodologies have been proven to work for so many, and our experienced staff is professionally equipped to help with crises such as this. Our center is part of the Guardian Recovery Network, providing a continuum of care and experience in expert patient marijuana detox and rehabilitation.
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