What is Withdrawal?
Withdrawal is a reaction caused by the body purging an illicit substance from itself. It is a medical condition that often requires medical intervention as a safety precaution. Withdrawal symptoms and severity vary case to case, depending on the length of use and frequency. Detox and withdrawal of cannabis sets in when a marijuana user attempts to abstain after prolonged heavy or daily use. Heavier drugs such as cocaine and heroin cause more intense symptoms, sometimes with life-threatening reactions like heart attacks, liver and kidney failure, and epileptic seizures. The effects of cannabis are often ignored, but these are typically the beginning symptoms of cannabis addiction.
Physical Symptoms of Cannabis Detoxification and Withdrawal
- Abdominal pain
- Lack of appetite
- Weight loss
Psychological Symptoms of Detox and Withdrawal of Cannabis
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating