If you are ready to start fresh and leave your marijuana use disorder behind you, don’t attempt detox alone. Chronic marijuana users who have developed a dependence on the drug will likely experience withdrawal symptoms, which can be uncomfortable and lead to relapse.
At Landmark Recovery of Knoxville, our team first will help you safely navigate detox with around-the-clock care and medical treatments to alleviate any severe withdrawal symptoms. Then, we will address the underlying causes for your addiction with a personalized treatment plan and equip you with the behavioral tools you will need to live clean and sober.
Stopping marijuana use after your body has become dependent on the drug will lead to withdrawal as your body attempts to readjust to the absence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the mind-altering compound found in marijuana. Withdrawal symptoms usually appear within 24 hours of the last use, with some symptoms persisting for several months. THC is stored in fat cells and takes much longer to fully clear from the body compared to other drugs.1
The most commonly reported symptom of marijuana withdrawal is insomnia, which can range from a few nights of no sleep up to several months of occasional sleeplessness.2 Vivid dreams or nightmares are also common among individuals experiencing marijuana withdrawal. Headaches are also a common physical symptom of marijuana withdrawal, as well as:3
Detox is the first stage of recovery from marijuana addiction and must be completed prior to the start of any therapy at Landmark Recovery. During the marijuana detoxification process, or “detox,” all traces of the drug and accumulated toxins will be flushed out of your system. For many individuals, the physical and psychological symptoms experienced during marijuana withdrawal are too difficult to manage alone.
Our medically supervised detox program helps you manage your cravings and withdrawal symptoms, offering you the best chance to successfully complete detox while decreasing the likelihood of relapse. You will be monitored closely by trained clinical specialists around-the-clock, and our doctors can administer medications such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, pain relievers, medications for nausea and vomiting, and sedatives for addressing sleep difficulties.4
Following detox at our facility, we will transition you to our marijuana rehab program. Detox alone is rarely enough to undo years of marijuana addiction, but you will have a much better chance of achieving long-term recovery if you complete our rehab treatment.
Our evidence-based treatment at Landmark Recovery is tailored to meet the specific needs of each patient. Treatment incorporates individual and group counseling with behavioral therapies that have proven to be effective specifically in treating marijuana, including cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, and motivational enhancement therapy.5 Participation in behavioral therapy will provide you with an opportunity to explore the underlying causes of your addiction and prepare you for a life without marijuana.
Please contact our Knoxville marijuana detox facility at (865) 448-5174 to learn more about our medical detox and marijuana abuse treatment options. Today is the day to begin living beyond your addiction, and we look forward to supporting you on your journey to recovery.
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1) Westin AA, Mjønes G, Burchardt O, Fuskevåg OM, Slørdal L. Can physical exercise or food deprivation cause release of fat-stored cannabinoids? Basic Clinical & Pharmacology & Toxicology. 2014;115(5):467-471.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4270258/
2) Marijuana Anonymous. (2020). Detoxing from Marijuana.https://marijuana-anonymous.org/pamphlets/detoxing-from-marijuana/
3) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Treatment Improvement Protocol 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-45-Detoxification-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment/SMA15-4131
4) Allsop DJ, Copeland J, Norberg MM, et al. Quantifying the clinical significance of cannabis withdrawal. PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e44864.https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0044864
5) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020). Marijuana Research Report: Available Treatments for Marijuana Use Disorders.https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/available-treatments-marijuana-use-disorders