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Marijuana Abuse

Teens Using Marijuana

Adolescents are “biologically wired” to seek new experiences and take risks, as well as to carve out their own identity. Trying marijuana and other drugs may serve to satisfy these normal developmental drives…but in an unhealthy way that can have very serious long-term consequences.1 Why Is Pot Particularly Bad for Teens? While the dangers associated … Continue reading Teens Using Marijuana

June 23, 2020

General Issues

Marijuana in the Workplace: 3 Things Employers Should Know

On This Page: Marijuana Puts Workers at Risk Employers Need to Create Clear Policies Your Employee May Need Help As marijuana becomes more widely available, marijuana in the workplace becomes a more pressing and confusing issue. Twenty-eight states now allow the use of medical marijuana. Eight allow legal recreational use. These numbers are likely to … Continue reading Marijuana in the Workplace: 3 Things Employers Should Know

June 23, 2015

Drug Abuse

Synthetic Marijuana vs. Natural Marijuana Plants: Which Is Worse for You?

On This Page: Synthetic Marijuana Marijuana Synthetic Marijuana and Natural Marijuana: Treatment Can Help In the past few years, a number of synthetic drugs dubbed synthetic marijuana have hit the black market.[1] Initially legal—because they are as yet unregulated—these drugs often sit on the shelves of truck stops, head shops and online retail establishments in … Continue reading Synthetic Marijuana vs. Natural Marijuana Plants: Which Is Worse for You?

February 9, 2015

General Issues

Is Vaping the New Trend Among Young Professionals?

On This Page: Vaping vs. Smoking Perceptions of Vaping Is Vaping Dangerous? Vaping continues to grow in popularity even as researchers worry about safety and long-term consequences. Critics of vaporizers say there’s more than safety to consider as well; they’re concerned the ease of using the devices leads to more widespread marijuana use. Plus, since … Continue reading Is Vaping the New Trend Among Young Professionals?

August 20, 2014

General Issues

Paying Attention: Fighting Marijuana Addiction Cravings

Fighting cravings requires attention. It requires skill. And yes, it requires effort. While it would be nice if recovery were simple, easy and straightforward, there will always be challenges and triggers. You can’t forget about your recovery. You have to dedicate time and awareness. You have to fight cravings you will inevitably face. Treatment makes … Continue reading Paying Attention: Fighting Marijuana Addiction Cravings

April 18, 2011