When Will I Stop Craving Marijuana?

When Will I Stop Craving Marijuana?

People who abuse marijuana will quit when they are ready to do so, which may mean that have faced serious consequences due to drug abuse. Once they do, they may find that it difficult to stay sober, not only because their bodies want the drug, but also because they crave it psychologically. In other words, some people relapse not because they feel pain during detox, but because they believe they need the drug to function. Many treatment resources can help people find recovery, but addicts must first seek that help. Even people with a reduced income can find professional help, because many communities offer free classes or classes based on finances. In other words, complete recovery is possible from marijuana addiction if people seek professional help.

Physical Withdrawal Symptoms of Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana addiction will produce physical symptoms during detox, but these symptoms tend to be weaker, they peak sooner and they fade more quickly when compared to psychological symptoms. The frequency and amount of marijuana someone used in the past all affect the severity and length of the following withdrawal symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Nausea

Users often report mild to severe headaches during detox, because this drug affects the brain. Headaches are usually intense during the first few days of detox, but they may fade after a few weeks. However, additional withdrawal symptoms can affect users, especially their appetites. Users may want to eat more or less as they detox, so they may notice weight loss and/or gain as a result. Lastly, nausea is also an extremely common side effect, which can devastate a user’s health depending on how strong it is and how long it lasts. The severity of withdrawal symptoms vary from user to user, but professional treatment is available to help people through this dangerous aspect of treatment.

Psychological Withdrawal Symptoms of Marijuana Addiction

All users feel side effects from marijuana detox, especially the following psychological withdrawal symptoms:

  • Mood swings
  • Sleep disruption
  • Loss of concentration

Mood swings are common withdrawal symptoms, and people may experience irritability, anger and euphoria, then they may even circle back to irritability. Sleep disruption is also common during detox, which can mean people find it difficult to fall asleep due to increased anxiety. Other users may experience nightmares or vivid dreams that disrupt sleep. Lastly, loss of concentration can develop from detox, so users may relapse to alleviate pain. To deal with these issues, seek professional help and avoid relapse.

Marijuana Addiction Treatment

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