To achieve a permanent recovery from synthetic marijuana addiction, the addict must follow three essential steps.
When combined, the addict has a much greater chance of successful recovery. The detox process requires a strong and professional support system in which the people involved (physicians) understand and know how to treat the symptoms of withdrawal.
Counseling helps the addict to see how they were damaging their lives and their social environment due to the synthetic marijuana consumption. Self-control is an important aspect of the recovery process because it keeps the addict away from the drug and continuing a sober lifestyle after the treatment process is over.
At the moment, there are currently no U.S Food and Drug Administration approved medications for the treatment of marijuana or synthetic marijuana withdrawal syndrome.
Because synthetic marijuana is a relatively new drug on the market, the scientists are trying their best to find a suitable treatment for this issue. Currently, the medication is used only in overcoming the disastrous effects that occur due to the chronic use.
Buspirone, an anti-anxiety drug, Ambien, a sleep aid, and Neurontin, an anti-epileptic medication, have all shown promising results in alleviating certain withdrawal symptoms.
Every year more studies are being conducted on medications that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and prevent synthetic marijuana from producing its rewarding effects.
At the moment, there are a lot of rehab treatment programs available for people who want to end their spice addiction. These treatment programs offer the addict a choice between inpatient or outpatient services. As an impatient, the addict will check into the rehab center where they will follow a detox program and then therapy for a full recovery. As an outpatient, the addict will have to visit the center at certain times for various activities including counseling, group therapy and other psychotherapy activities.
Obviously, the most encouraged method by physicians is the impatient one because the addict is “trained” by medical personnel who understand addiction and can help the addict get through the withdrawal stage. The inpatient option also ensures that there is no temptation for the addict and he will not be exposed to the substance for an extended period of time.