Ensuring safety and reducing discomfort during detox
Although an addiction to marijuana does create a withdrawal syndrome, characterized by a loss of appetite, insomnia, irritability and even feelings of aggression; the withdrawal effects of a cessation of alcohol use are more pronounced, and can be dangerous or even lethal. Although marijuana withdrawal can be unpleasant it is not dangerous, and as such the treatment for withdrawal will concentrate on alleviating the discomforts and dangers of alcohol detoxification. The use of sedative anti convulsants and constant medical supervision are needed to ensure safety and to reduce the discomfort of withdrawal.
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