Is Medical Detox Necessary For Marijuana Addiction?
Contrary to popular belief, marijuana use disorders to warrant a short-term stay at a medically monitored detox center. This is not because the physical symptoms associated with marijuana withdrawal are life-threatening – it is because the psychological symptoms can be so severe, and because drug cravings often lead to relapse. If you or someone you love has been struggling with a marijuana use disorder, CuraSouth is available to help. We focus on treating all physical symptoms the moment they arise while paying close attention to all psychological symptoms. A combination of individual and group therapy, 12-step program involvement, relapse prevention training and pharmacological intervention is often the most effective when it comes to treating marijuana withdrawal.
At CuraSouth we offer a combination of effective marijuana detox treatment options, which generally focus on psychotherapy, 12-step program involvement and the use of several non-narcotic medications – like over-the-counter pain relievers and naturally derived sleep aids. In the case of extreme psychological symptoms we might prescribe a short course of antipsychotic medication, though this is rarely necessary. The treatment methods we use vary significantly on a case-to-case basis. Upon admission to our program each client undergoes an in-depth evaluation, which helps us determine which treatment options are going to be the most effective.