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Marijuana a Dangerous Drug

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Though many states have considered or already have legalized marijuana, republicans, democrats, the President and drug treatment professionals still have mixed feelings as to the true dangers of marijuana use. The battle against drugs, the messages that have been spread for many years to “Say no to drugs” and the legal issues that have derived from substance abuse don’t seem to be enough to stop groups from advocating for the legalization of marijuana. Unfortunately, marijuana use has many dangers and recent studies have concluded that the dangers that result when teens and youth smoke pot may be even more significant than what was once believed.

The dangers of marijuana use include:

  • damage to the developing brain of those who are under 25 years old
  • social isolation that results when those who smoke pot do not hang out with other people
  • lack of performance at work, home or school
  • damage to the lungs and other organs
  • psychotic symptoms and mental illness such as depression and anxiety

Studies have been unable to determine the length of time that the bodily and mental impairment that comes from smoking pot will last due mostly because of the many different strains in marijuana as well as the varied tolerance levels of users. Therefore, even within states where marijuana use has been legalized, there is no true value placed on the length of time that a user must wait after smoking pot to perform activities such as driving without being impaired.

Many people “choose” not to smoke pot simply because it is illegal which raises another reason for alarm. If pot is legalized, it is estimated that marijuana use will increase significantly which can give way to many more long term consequences. Those who have been arrested for smoking pot understand that legal consequences that arise from marijuana use and are often deterred from future use but this is not likely if the drug is legalized.

Treatment for Marijuana Addiction

Rehab Centers can help you find a local rehabilitation program that will assist with the immediate treatment of marijuana addiction. Most of the rehab centers that provide treatment for those who are addicted to marijuana specialize in treating co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression which often spike with prolonged use of marijuana.

If you or someone you know needs help overcoming marijuana addiction, call [Phone-Number] to speak with a rehab professional today. We can help you find marijuana addiction treatment that will provide you with a safe, secure and effective program that will help you get well.

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