Marijuana Detox Centers In the United States
Over the last two decades, the amount of active ingredients THC that is found on the marijuana plants has been doubled or tripled according to page 13 of the National Drug Control Strategy Annual Report of the year 2000, which states,
“Marijuana is much stronger now than it was decades ago. According to data from the Potency Monitoring Project at the University of Mississippi, the tetrahydrocannabinol THC content of commercial-grade marijuana rose from an average of 3.71 percent in 1985 to an average of 5.57 percent in 1998. The average THC content of U.S. produced sinsemilla increased from 3.2 percent in 1977 to 12.8 percent in 1997.” *
This would explain why there are more hospitalizations of people suffering from withdrawal symptoms after abruptly discontinuing using marijuana. The most common and most troublesome aspect of MJ withdrawal, is panic attacks, sleeplessness, coupled with paranoia and delusional thought. This can be very frightening and for this reason, detox is highly recommended for marijuana users who wish to successfully quit, without landing in the local mental hospital on ANTI-, or ANTI-ANXIETY MEDICATIONS unnecessarily, only because they did not put themselves through a healthy detox program.
Is marijuana a gateway drug?
Despite the on going arguments, yes; a large number of former addicts have claimed that they started smoking marijuana before they started experimenting with other drugs. Each drug will give you a particular type of high, and unfortunately many drug users are always looking for a different high then what marijuana gave them.
METHODS OF DETOX:
A gradual cutting down of the amount smoked has been reported to be one way safely to quit. Motivation is the key, and sometimes elusive to the regular smoker.
Going “cold turkey” has been tried successfully. However, reports are common for relapse due to the lingering withdrawals, such as fogginess, paranoia, forgetfulness, nervous hysteria and difficulty sleeping. Sometimes exercise and nutritional support can help along with peer support.
Because of the widely accepted fact, that THC is fat soluble, methods of eliminating the stored THC are at the moment becoming more common as a natural detox method and very effective at cleansing the tissues and fat stores of these residues. Once the residues are eliminated, the body reportedly regains its energy, clear headedness and clarity of thought returns, and vitality for life, and productivity also reportedly rebounds back to normal levels.
Whichever detox method is used, one should carefully research the results and consult with more than one source of information, as this is a decision that hopefully will change your life for the better. A drug detox program is the first step to full recovery, so it is very important to look at all options to make the most correct choice for you.