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Marijuana Detox

Marijuana detox may not be as intense as detoxification from other drugs, but it is a necessity in recovery from marijuana addiction. Individuals addicted to marijuana experience the same phenomena as all other drugs: drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Individuals who decide to stop using marijuana experience several withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can include irritability, anxiety, physical tension, decrease in appetite and mood. Symptoms of marijuana withdrawal first appear in chronic users within 24 hours. They are most pronounced for the first 10 days and can last up to 28 days.

Our marijuana detox method is designed to cover all the parts of an individual's marijuana detox. The removal of marijuana residues is a key point in marijuana detox. Without this process marijuana residues can remain in ones body and cause cravings for years after marijuana abuse has ceased. A vital step in a successful marijuana detox as well as marijuana rehabilitation is, flushing out these accumulated toxic residues so that the individual no longer experiences unwanted adverse effects from the marijuana they have taken. Narconon's success rate of 76% is higher than other drug detox and rehabilitation program because we developed a complete drug detox program that works for the entire individual: mind, body, and soul.

The detoxification program is aimed at mobilizing and eliminating foreign compounds, such as marijuana residues especially those stored in the fat. Components include:

(a) Exercise, preferably running, to stimulate circulation and enhance the turnover of fats.
(b) Prescribed periods in a low temperature sauna to promote sweating.
(c) An exact regimen of vitamin, mineral, and oil intake. Niacin in gradually increasing doses is used to transiently increase fat mobilization. Oil supplementation both reduces enterohepatic recirculation and promotes the exchange of fat. Vitamin and mineral supplements are included to replace vitamins, minerals and electrolytes lost during increased sweating and to correct any nutritional deficiencies.
(d) Sufficient liquids to offset the loss of body fluids through sweating.
(e) A regular diet including plenty of fresh vegetables.
(f) A properly ordered personal schedule which provides the person with the normally required amount of sleep.

Clients are on this program up to 5 hours per day, every day, until program completion. Daily aerobic exercise is followed by frequent periods in a low-heat (60-80 C) sauna. Niacin is administered immediately prior to the exercise and sauna to assist with the mobilization and elimination process. The program is pursued individually until a stable clinical improvement is achieved, generally from 4 to 28 days.



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