Is marijuana addictive? It is a common question, and too often people depend on the opinions of friends or other non-objective sources to find their answers. Though it can feel like there are too many different responses to know the truth, the answer to that question needs to be based on research. There are many documented studies demonstrating that marijuana is addictive, and that the chances of developing an addiction increase significantly the earlier and more frequently the drug is used.
Between 2006 and 2015, the rate of marijuana related emergency room visits increased 602% in Los Angeles County, according to the County of Los Angeles Public Health. The report also showed that about 11% of those who experiment with the drug, about 17% of teens who use it, and 50% of people who consume marijuana or marijuana edibles every day will develop an addiction to the drug.1
There are no known cases of death caused by marijuana overdose. However, use of the drug has caused:
If you or your loved one in Huntington Park, California, is addicted to marijuana or struggles with some other form of substance abuse, treatment can help. Contact a recovery advisor today to learn more about the types of treatment programs available.
. County of Los Angeles Public Health. (2017). Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
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The loss of a home is just one of many stressors capable of driving a person to seek relief in alcohol and drugs.Questions to Get Answered Before Going to a Rehab
Asking questions before entering a rehab program is good practice for what you'll encounter once you're in a program. Learning to talk about your feelings is one of most important things a person works on in drug treatment. So if you have any worries about being able to make it through a treatment program, treatment center staff members are there to answer any questions you may have about the recovery process. Ask all the questions you have beforehand to ensure you feel comfortable as you start the recovery process.Prescription Drug Addictions
Prescription medications have become a well-known source of drug use for non-medical purposes. Statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse from 2007 provides data on the number of people who use prescription medications and the types of medications most often used. Some of the results from this data include:
Entering a drug treatment program is the first essential step a person must take to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction. While completing a program arms you with the coping skills needed to stay drug-free, it's important to apply these skills when you re-enter your everyday life. Ultimately, getting off drugs means entering into a recovery process that gets a little easier with each passing day.
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