What We Mean By Cannabis Withdrawal
Contrary to popular opinion, Cannabis can be addictive. Using the drug continuously for a longer period of time, especially teenagers are at risk to develop Cannabis addiction.
Some people display some withdrawal symptoms when they stop using Cannabis. The most common symptoms of Cannabis withdrawal are insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Normally, Cannabis withdrawal is safe. Symptoms are milder than those of street drugs that are harder, like heroin or crack Cocaine.
This substance has a component that gives a big shock to the brain, the THC. Through time, the mind becomes reliant on the drug to operate normally. You will go through withdrawal symptoms if you try to stop using Cannabis when you are already addicted. However, thanks to this situation the addict are more prone to backslide.
Each person will go through different symptoms when quitting the Cannabis. Some determining reasons for the period and symptoms experienced are
- Severity of abuse
- Length of time spent using
Cannabis users don't experience harsh symptoms of withdrawal but they suffer physical and psychological discomfort. More intense withdrawal symptoms can be experienced by those who have abused the drug for a long time and / or those with severe Cannabis addiction.
Quitting Cannabis is pretty easy when it is compared with the withdrawal of other drugs and it takes less time.
Common symptoms include
- A hard feeling of sadness
- Mood swings
- Upset stomach
- Loss of appetite
Individuals who remain habituated to additional medications might experience extra fatal pulling out indications while attaining pensiveness.
Length Of Recovery
The period of pulling out from Cannabis stays dissimilar for every person. Pulling out signs arise throughout initial time after giving up and top in a period of 48 to 72 hours for many serious Cannabis consumers.
Typically symptoms last 2 to 3 weeks and disappear over time.
Cannabis cravings may still be present as well. By the third week most of the symptoms should be gone, if not all of them.
Many people even do it at home with no professional help. But a clinic rehab and help is required for those who have used it for a long time and with a high frequency.
For those who are worried about withdrawal symptoms, lessening the use can help. This type of Cannabis withdrawal means to use less amount of Cannabis and not so often for some time. Using less Cannabis and less often than before will enable the brain to get used to lower levels of THC and make the overall withdrawal experience less painful.
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Timeline Of Cannabis Withdrawal
Stress and lack of sleep are normally at the beginning of quitting Cannabis.
This period is typically the peak of withdrawal symptoms. Setbacks are prone during this time, because of the need of using the drug. Many people have also reported sweating, chills and stomach pains during this period.
For the subsequent a number of weeks, signs normally diminish. A sense of despair is also common as the brain chemistry is restored to normalcy and re-learns how to work independently of THC.
For several months, feelings of anxiety and depression are reported by those who had serious psychological addictions.
Cannabis And Detox
Pulling out from Cannabis could remain painful - particularly for long-lasting consumers - nevertheless, there ordinarily no essential for hospitalisation throughout detox. However, medically supervised detox is suggested to those who are suffering from
- Co-happening obsessions to other stuffs
- Co-occurring mental disorders
- Made multiple attempts to quit without success
- No stable environment in which to detox
Cannabis withdrawal symptoms can be made more tolerable through treatment by a physician if required.
After quitting the drug, some people experience stress and panic attacks and anti-anxiety medications can be of help. To relieve the nausea Metoclopramide or promethazine are helpful. Nuisances or muscle troubles could be cured by paracetamol or ibuprofen. Consulting a doctor about how to best treat the symptoms of Cannabis withdrawal is necessary.
Treatment For Cannabis Addiction
People with serious psychological addictions to Cannabis will gain more advantage from an inpatient treatment program. The programs are geared towards the provision of high degree professional management with ample time to heal. Outpatient programs cater for those who do not wish to go inpatient treatment but wish to clean up under professional's supervision.
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