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Addiction to Marijuana

by De'Meko, June 12, 2013

The Chapters addiction recovery program in beautiful Orange County, Southern California is recognized for its personalized treatment plans. Specific to the needs of each client, our addiction experts understand no Marijuana abusers are the same, so no recovery program should be. Freedom from drug dependency is our goal!

General Information

Effective as a stimulant, depressant, and hallucinogen, Marijuana is a psychoactive drug made from the Cannabis plant. While many believe THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main psychoactive ingredient, there are still some who are certain other chemicals may contribute significantly in creating the drug’s effect such as CBD (Cannabidiol). When legally doctor-monitored, using Marijuana can be safe and effective. However, it is used more often recreationally without proper monitoring. The widespread distribution network and growing demand makes Marijuana America’s most popular recreational drug. Some slang words for Marijuana include but are not limited too: Ganja, Weed, Grass, Herb, Reefer, Pot, Skunk, Dope and Chronic.

Effects of Marijuana Abuse and Dependency

Short-term effects of Marijuana include lowered blood pressure, increased heart rate, and deterioration of short-term memory. Although experts argue about the long-term effects, some consider those to include memory impairment, mental disorders, stunted intellectual growth, and defective lung health. Social behavior can also be negatively altered.

Marijuana Withdrawal Doesn’t Have Be Uncomfortable

Chapters Capistrano realizes that the idea of withdrawal can cause anxiety and fear. We never want clients to avoid needed rehabilitation, so our drug and alcohol rehab team is here to administer the safest, most traditional detox: a drug-specific detox. To reduce withdrawal symptoms our clients take specific medication under medical supervision until the body is stabilized.

The Chapters Capistrano informed addiction experts are committed to making your rehab program and experience a success. Freedom from drug dependency is attainable! Call our 24-hour helpline at 949-371-4198 today!

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