Despite the fact that recreational marijuana use is legal in some states, the drug is still addictive. If you become addicted to marijuana, a detox can be the best way to safely end the addiction. Find out what you can expect from a medically supervised marijuana detox, why a DIY detox won’t work and what comes after detox ends.

Bearded man against fence looking for marijuana detox.Why You Need a Marijuana Detox

One of the most common drug myths is that marijuana is not addictive. You should know that people can and do become addicted to everything, including marijuana, food, and alcohol. While not everyone who uses marijuana will become addicted, many will. Once an addiction forms, the only way to beat it is by completing a marijuana detox.

During a marijuana detox, you stop consuming marijuana altogether. If you have been using marijuana for a long time or you consume excessive amounts, then you might suffer from withdrawal symptoms. Cravings are common, so it is critical that you detox in a supervised environment.

With accountability and 24/7 support, it is a lot easier to complete detox. Once you’re free from the chemical dependence on marijuana, you can take the next steps toward a life of sobriety.

Can Detox Kits and DIY Programs Work?

The most common alternative to a professional detox from marijuana is a DIY detox kit. However, these two things are completely different. A DIY detox kit won’t actually help you kick an addiction.

A commercially available detox kit for marijuana won’t end your dependence on the drug. Instead, it is designed to fool drug detection tests. Even when this is the goal, results are not guaranteed. Since these products aren’t regulated, there is no real way to know what you’re ingesting.

It’s never a good idea to rely on these detox kits. If you’re serious about fighting a marijuana addiction, you need to get serious about a true medical detox.

Average Duration of a Detox From Marijuana

The exact duration of a marijuana detox is different for every patient. If your addiction is just a few months old, then detox will likely be shorter than if your addiction is a few years old. On average, however, detox will last anywhere from three to nine days.

On the first day of detox, you can expect a few mild withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can quickly get worse, but the peak of discomfort is often between 48 and 72 hours into the detox. After that, symptoms taper off. By day five or six, most patients feel fine and are ready to commit to ongoing addiction treatment to maintain their newfound sobriety.

Typical Withdrawal Symptoms During Detox

The symptoms of marijuana withdrawal can be both physical and psychological. It is normal to experience mild gastrointestinal distress, including nausea and vomiting. Many people also say that they lose their appetite, or that food doesn’t taste quite the same during detox.

During withdrawal, you might also suffer from headaches. Insomnia is also likely and bad or vivid dreams are commonly reported. Many people struggle with depression and anxiety throughout withdrawal. Fortunately, all of these symptoms typically disappear once detox is complete.

Patients should also expect to deal with cravings during detox. By completing withdrawal in a safe and secure environment, you’ll have the support and accountability to overcome temptation and complete the entire withdrawal process. That also means a lower risk of relapse and a higher chance of lifelong sober recovery.

Completing Detox at Serenity House

There is no shortage of places to complete a marijuana detox. If you want around-the-clock care and high-quality medical support, then consider detoxing at Serenity House Detox. During detox, you’ll establish the foundation for lifelong recovery. That can happen thanks to all of the following services, amenities, and treatments for patients:

  • 24/7 medical monitoring
  • Pharmacological therapy
  • Encouragement, support, and accountability
  • Welcoming and comfortable accommodation
  • Two convenient Florida drug rehab locations

An addiction to marijuana is a serious concern, but it is one that you can overcome. A marijuana detox at Serenity House Detox may be the solution you’re searching for. Call 866-294-5306 to learn more about Serenity House locations in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.