Medical marijuana has been in the news lately because
some states have been considering legalizing medical marijuana to
treat the symptoms of specific illnesses. Medical marijuana is only
under investigation for potential health benefits. To this day medical
marijuana is not sanctioned as a treatment or cure for any disease.
For some suffering from terminal illnesses like AIDS or cancer,
medical marijuana may be used to treat nausea and stimulate appetite
in an attempt to increase weight. Be cautioned though that there
are inconsistent studies that haven't ruled out the idea that medical
marijuana may cause more harm than good.
Perhaps more importantly is the idea that most pot
smokers are not smoking medical marijuana. Only a fraction of a
percent of pot smokers does so with a prescription from a licensed
physician and obtains the drug from a recognized distributor. If
you are seeking information about marijuana for yourself or a loved
one because of difficulties with marijuana, this page is for you.
Similar to those smoking medical marijuana, many people who chronically
use marijuana are suffering from a disease. Unlike those smoking
medical marijuana, many people suffer severe consequences that those
who smoke medical marijuana often do not consider.
Addiction to marijuana is a very real disease with
symptoms and characterized by progression. If you or a loved one
is unable to stop smoking marijuana even after swearing off the
stuff forever, this is an indication of physical dependence. The
negative effects may already be apparent. Loss of memory and ability
to concentrate is one effect. A persistent or reoccurring cough
is another. Continued use of marijuana can lead to cancer of the
head, throat, lungs or mouth.
The social consequences can be just as damaging. Loss
of friends, family, spouse, children can all come as a result of
marijuana dependency and the isolation that comes from a fixation
on the drug. The mental obsession and physical craving severely
impedes one's ability to perform at work and often results in job
loss. Studies show that students who smoke marijuana do poorly at
school compared to their classmates and workers who smoke pot have
higher absences and accidents.
The good news is that marijuana dependence does have
a scientifically proven treatment that is very effective. Spencer
Recovery Centers have been treating clients dependent on marijuana
for over 10 years. Our high success rate comes from a combination
of effective therapies. Treating the whole person means medical
attention if appropriate, individual and group behavioral therapies,
and residential treatment in a comfortable, respectful setting.
Spencer Recovery Centers are located on some of America's most beautiful
beaches and short term or long-term stays are available.
Stop suffering from the disease of addiction. It is
possible to start again and get the life you want. Without marijuana
it is possible for you to accomplish all of your social and financial
goals. Let Spencer Recovery Centers show you the gifts of the recovery
community. If you or a loved one wants to stop smoking marijuana
and have realized that you cannot do it on your own, please call
us today. Most insurance plans are accepted.