Marijuana Addiction Myths and Facts
It is has been billed as harmless, non-addictive and a recreational drug that is non-threatening to the person using it or the community at large.
At Michael’s House, we offer a marijuana rehab that provides marijuana detox and addiction treatment to those who are ready to let go of the drug and start a new life.
Contact us today to learn more about our program.
Myth #1: Smoking Weed Doesn’t Hurt Anyone
Fact: Not true.
Those who struggle with marijuana addiction have the same financial issues, relationship troubles, problems at work and health effects as those who are addicted to other drugs. This means that not only the person smoking marijuana will suffer the consequences of their choices but those who love him or her will suffer as well. The community at large, too, may bear the brunt of one member’s marijuana addiction when there is damage done to community property, legal fees and court costs, and accidents due to decisions made under the influence.
Myth #2: Marijuana is Not Addictive
Those who smoke or ingest marijuana on a regular basis experience withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings when they stop just like those who regularly use prescription drugs, heroin, alcohol and other addictive drugs. These can be severe enough to require a marijuana detox and continued support in case of medical complications or relapse.
Myth #3: Marijuana Cannot Kill You
Marijuana is a mind altering substance. This means that while you are under the influence of marijuana, your reaction time is impaired, your decision making skills are diminished and your inhibitions are lowered just as if you were under the influence of alcohol or any other drug of addiction. The decisions you make while under the influence of marijuana can hurt you just as badly as any other drug.
Myth #4: Marijuana is a Peaceful Drug
Fact: While it’s true that few people smoke a joint and then get into a brawl, it is not a peaceful drug.
The distribution of marijuana from its country of origin to the United States is a dangerous trade that kills hundreds each year. Gang wars are fought over marijuana just like heroin and cocaine and people die as a result. There is no such thing as a peaceful drug of addiction.
Marijuana Addiction Treatment at Michael’s House
Through medical or natural detox, we start by helping you cleanse your body of the toxins that come with drug addiction. Following that, we offer you a wide variety of therapeutic options to address your psychological dependency upon the drug. You are given the opportunity to explore your personal drug history and determine the issues that are underlying your original drug use as well as the issues that developed as a result of your continued marijuana addiction. You will learn relapse prevention and learn how to live without depending upon drugs like marijuana as a crutch.
If you’re ready to get started, call us at Michael’s House today at 1-877-345-8494.