Why You Should Seek Medical Support for Marijuana Detox

Published: 05/23/2016 | Author:

Detox is the first step in the addiction treatment process. It is a necessary step to remove addictive substances from the body in order to encourage the necessary changes to continue life without marijuana addiction. There are many different ways to detox from marijuana, but doing so with medical support has a number of benefits that you may not have considered.

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Detox is Easier with Medical Support

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Medical professionals consider each patient’s unique needs when creating a treatment plan.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the goal of detox is to help you stop taking an addictive substance quickly and safely. Detoxification from any addictive substance comes with symptoms of withdrawal syndrome.

While it is true that these symptoms are typically mild with marijuana addiction, they do still exist. Also, every person experiences withdrawal differently, and to different degrees. Seeking medically assisted detox is the best way to ensure that these symptoms are properly managed, making the detox process easier and increasing the chances of success.

Professionals can Provide Medications for the Withdrawal Symptoms

One of the ways that marijuana withdrawal syndrome can be managed is through the use of medications. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are a number of medications that can be used to lessen the side effects of marijuana withdrawal. These include:

  • the prescription sleep aid Ambien, to combat insomnia
  • BuSpar, an anti-stress and anti-anxiety drug
  • Horizant and Neurontin, which are epilepsy drugs that improve sleep and brain function
  • Nutritional supplements and chemicals that have been shown to reduce withdrawal by allowing the body to retain its natural cannabinoids

These medications, along with over the counter remedies for other minor side effects have been shown to be effective in aiding marijuana detox. If you are suffering from marijuana addiction, medically assisted detox will help you. Call us at 866-351-3840(Who Answers?) , and begin your recovery today.

You will have Access to Counseling and other Supports

Medications are not the only way that medical assistance aids in marijuana detoxification. All of the experts agree that the most effective addiction treatment programs include group and individual counseling, behavioral therapies, and a support network that is established early.

Since detox is the first step of any addiction treatment program, it just makes sense that this step should involve counseling and other supports in order to further recovery. These services are available to those that seek medically assisted detox, giving them a higher chance of successfully kicking their marijuana addiction.

Finding a Treatment Center that has Medical Support for Marijuana Detox

There are many places to seek medically assisted detox for all addictive substances. So many, in fact, that it can be overwhelming to try and find a detox center that has experience in treating marijuana dependence and meets your individual requirements.

However, this should not discourage you from seeking the treatment that you need. Simply call us today at 866-351-3840(Who Answers?) , and let us assist you in finding the right detox center for you and your unique needs.


  1. Mayo Clinic. (2017). Drug Addiction (Substance Use Disorder).
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Available Treatments for Marijuana Use Disorders. 
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