Written By: Stacey G.

Stacey has been writing for Lighthouse Recovery Institute since late 2019. Her years of experience in the marketing industry as a content writer and SEO specialist, as well as her own family history with addiction allows Stacey to provide a unique insight into substance abuse.

Published on Jan 8, 2015 | Personal Recovery Experiences

The Hidden Dangers of Marijuana Withdrawal

Before we start, before we address the dangers of cannabis withdrawal, it needs to be made very clear marijuana detox is real!

It seems our culture has constructed this narrative that marijuana isn’t addicting from a mental, physical, or emotional standpoint. This simply isn’t true. THC, the active chemical in pot, is addicting. Marijuana withdrawal symptoms absolutely exist!

Now, it’s important to note that marijuana doesn’t produce a physical dependence. Rather, smoking cannabis produces incredibly strong mental cravings and emotional instability. To put it another way, marijuana withdrawal symptoms are mostly mental and emotional.

marijuana withdrawal symptoms

It’s probably for this reason, the lack of physical detox symptoms, that marijuana is viewed as safe. Let’s try to change that view.

One of our goals at Lighthouse Recovery Institute is to help spread accurate information about what addiction and recovery are really like. To that end, we’ve complied a list of marijuana withdrawal symptoms and tips on what to do after marijuana detox has occurred.

Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms

The following list of marijuana withdrawal symptoms is comprehensive, though certainly not definitive. Remember, everyone’s mind and body reacts to drugs differently. Sometimes, THC withdrawal will manifest if different ways.

Find a list of common marijuana withdrawal symptoms below:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Apathy
  • Mood Swings
  • Anger
  • Insomnia
  • Frightening Dreams
  • Extreme Night Sweats
  • Restlessness
  • Headaches

Doesn’t sound too pleasant, right? Fear not, these marijuana withdrawal symptoms have sparked an entire industry of marijuana detox. There are literally thousands of options for clearing your body and mind of THC.

Of course, this plethora of options brings up more problems. Which option should you pick? Is a supervised, inpatient marijuana detox best? What about an at-home remedy?

Read on and find out!

There’s Hope for Marijuana Detox!

You or a loved one are displaying the above marijuana withdrawal symptoms…what now? The answer’s actually quite simple. Reach out to a professional for help!

marijuana detox

There are a million and a half ways to detox yourself from cannabis. However, not all marijuana detox options are created equal. Some of the “kits” you can buy online promise a fast, safe, and symptom free withdrawal. This isn’t true.

Unfortunately, no kit, natural remedy, or facility can offer a symptom free cannabis withdrawal. It just isn’t possible. What a professional facility can do, though, is offer medical care to safely see you or a loved one through THC withdrawal.

A drug and alcohol treatment center can offer compassion, guidance, support, and hope during a frightening time. Nothing you order off the internet for $14.95 can do that.

So, are you or a loved one experiencing these marijuana withdrawal symptoms? Give Lighthouse Recovery Institute a call. We’re more than happy to share our experience, strength, and hope with you as you enter a new phase of life!

Call us today at 1-844-I-CAN-CHANGE or 1-(561)-381-0015!

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Stacey G.. "Is Marijuana Withdrawal Real?." Lighthouse Recovery Institute., Published on Jan 8, 2015, https://lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com/marijuana-withdrawal-real/.


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