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Marijuana Recovery

Marijuana contains THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which is stored in the fat cells and therefore takes longer to fully clear the body than with other drugs, including alcohol. This means that some parts of the body still retain THC even after a couple of months, rather than just the couple of days or weeks for water soluble drugs.
Marijuana detox can have physical or psychological effects including vivid dreams, irritability, anger, anxiety, headaches or night sweats.  

Addicts can seek continued support for their sobriety by joining a local narcotics anonymous group. www.na.org

For some of the milder detoxing symptoms, a few home remedies have proven to be useful:

  • Hot soaking baths can help the emotions as well as the body.
  • Drink plenty of water and clear liquids, just like for the flu.
  • Cranberry juice has been used effectively for years by recovery houses to help purify and cleanse the body.
  • Really excessive sweating can deplete the body of potassium, a necessary mineral. A few foods high in potassium are: melons, bananas, citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, and tomatoes.
  • Eliminate fat from the diet until digestion is better.
  • Greatly reduce or eliminate caffeine until the sleep pattern is more normal or the shakes are gone.
  • The old fashioned remedy for insomnia, a glass of warm milk before bedtime, helps some people.
  • Exercise not only helps depression and other unpleasant emotions, it helps the body speed up the healing process.

Source: www.marijuana-anonymous.org

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