Marijuana Detox Treatment:
First Step on the Road to Recovery
The Importance of A Medically-Supervised Marijuana
Breaking Marijuana addiction can be extremely difficult, even dangerous. That’s why choosing the right detoxification treatment is vital to a patient's safety and the successful start of a rehab and recovery program. It should not be attempted at home! Our in-patient program includes:
- Thorough physical, psychological and social assessments
- A customized treatment plan with IV-based medication to safely treat withdrawal symptoms
- Monitoring 24/7 with cardiac telemetry and video technology by nurses and technicians.
- Attention to the patient's overall comfort with upscale private rooms, massage, gourmet meals, Wifi and HDTV.
Learn more about the Gallus Detox Method.
Read what our patients say—their own detox success stories—about how fearful they had been of detoxing and withdrawal, how safe and cared for they felt with our team, and how that experience has changed their lives.
What Is Marijuana?
Marijuana contains a mix of flowers, seeds and leaves derived from Cannabis Sativa, a fast-growing plant with a long history of industrial, medical and recreational use. It is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States. The active ingredients found in Cannabis Sativa can potentially relieve pain, control nausea, improve appetite or decrease ocular pressure. Not surprisingly, the medicinal properties of Marijuana have been the subject of extensive research and passionate debate.
In most cases, Marijuana is being smoked as a cigarette, combining the drug’s active ingredients with nicotine and other harmful substances. In addition, Marijuana can be mixed with food or brewed as a tea. When someone inhales Marijuana, its main chemical passes from the lungs into the bloodstream, then gets distributed to the brain and other organs of the body. When this chemical acts upon specific sites of the brain, it kicks off a series of cellular reactions that ultimately result in intense euphoria and a sense of well-being.
Marijuana intake can also impact the thought process, concentration levels, sensory and time perception, and movement. Therefore, Marijuana users typically have a hard time learning, staying focused, solving problems or memorizing certain things. Individuals who smoke Marijuana on a daily basis, tend to function at a suboptimal intellectual level.
The Dangers and Symptoms of Marijuana Abuse
Consistent abuse of Marijuana may lead to physical and psychological dependence, ruining personal relationships and destroying careers and finances. Those most susceptible to addiction, can develop dependence very rapidly. As a matter of fact, Marijuana addicts report having an instant attraction to the drug right after the first use. As a result, compulsive drug seeking becomes part of life, disrupting families, decreasing productivity, and producing serious health issues. It is important to note that Marijuana dramatically increases the heart rate shortly after smoking, and the smoke contains carcinogens and irritates the lungs.
Chronic use among young adults and teenagers may pose serious risks for mental illness, depending on their genetics and environmental vulnerabilities. Furthermore, high doses of the drug may produce an acute psychotic reaction. Some studies suggest that prolonged use of Marijuana may trigger the onset or relapse of schizophrenia.
Individuals abusing Marijuana may experience symptoms of tremors, decreased coordination, decreased cerebral blood flow, headaches, nausea, dry mouth, anxiety, panic attacks, hallucinations, confusion, aggressiveness, etc. Long-term Marijuana abusers who attempt to get off the drug on their own usually experience severe side effects. Withdrawal symptoms include:
- Decreased appetite
- Drug cravings and other unpleasant symptoms
If you or your loved one are suffering from Marijuana abuse and need help, please call us at 855-338-6929 to discuss whether our customized Marijuana Drug Detox Treatment is the best program for you. Be assured we value your privacy and all your information is kept strictly confidential. Contact Gallus Alcohol and Drug Detox Centers today and take the first step towards rehab and recovery.