My husband was using marijuana for past 15 years, now he planned to quit. But the withdrawal symptoms are scary. He was not able to sleep and became very aggressive, infact turned anti me. He often wake up in night and hits me. He pu all clothes in water including pillows whatever I am using. Not sure what it indicates. We consulted a doctor he suggested to give ozapin once and suprabenz twice a day. I am not sure whats going on! I want to support him and bring my life back to earlier time. What should I do to support him?

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You should immediately contact nearest psychologist or take an online appointment, your husband is in phase where he needs medication and psychological support to reduce withdrawal symptoms. Standard treatments involving medications and behavioral therapies may help reduce marijuana use, particularly among those involved with heavy use and those with more chronic mental disorders. The following behavioral treatments have shown promise: cognitive-behavioral therapy: a form of psychotherapy that teaches people strategies to identify and correct problematic behaviors in order to enhance self-control, stop drug use, and address a range of other problems that often co-occur with them. Contingency management: a therapeutic management approach based on frequent monitoring of the target behavior and the provision (or removal) of tangible, positive rewards when the target behavior occurs (or does not). Motivational enhancement therapy: a systematic form of intervention designed to produce rapid, internally motivated change; the therapy does not attempt to treat the person, but rather mobilize his or her own internal resources for change and engagement in treatment. Currently, the fda has not approved any medications for the treatment of marijuana use disorder, but research is active in this area. Because sleep problems feature prominently in marijuana withdrawal, some studies are examining the effectiveness of medications that aid in sleep. Medications that have shown promise in early studies or small clinical trials include the sleep aid zolpidem (ambien®), an anti-anxiety/anti-stress medication called buspirone (buspar®), and an anti-epileptic drug called gabapentin (horizant®, neurontin®) that may improve sleep and, possibly, executive function.
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