In the mix of legal and illegal substances in our country, marijuana might easily be one of the most confusing. Although it is legal at the state and local levels, the little green plant is 100% illegal at the federal level. Recently, the plant has been used as an alternative medication for dangerous or debilitating illnesses, but public consumption is still not permitted (to protect non-smokers and children). Putting the situation on the bench, however, we have to consider that people can (and will) become attached to this fragrant herb. Everything from car accidents to a drop in IQ can affect men and women who partake in this intoxicating little plant. If you do take marijuana or know someone who is taking it for medical needs, however, here are some tips that might inspire you quit using this plant.
Driving under the Influence
The same laws that apply to driving under the influence of alcohol also apply to marijuana. If you are caught by an officer and are stoned, you can face serious legal consequences. Even more unnerving, if you are operating your vehicle and are suffering from a high (mild or severe), you can potentially get in a dangerous car accident that can severely injure you or (in the worst-case scenario) kill you. Never drive under the influence.
Motivation is the Key
Whoever coined the phrase “motivation is the key” would have agreed that marijuana probably doesn’t fit into this formula. For people who use marijuana for medical reasons (non-life-threatening), this little plant can potentially send you into a tailspin of denial, propelled by a lack of motivation. At times, chronic consumers will completely cast this notion aside, only to end up in treatment after 10 to 15 years of doing nothing. Education and intelligence are precious, and marijuana does not help you achieve either of these things.
Seeking Treatment for Marijuana Use Disorder
Despite current reports in the media and news, you must understand that marijuana can potentially damage your mind, body, and spirit. Although it might provide relief for patients suffering from cancer or HIV/AIDs, marijuana is a mind-altering drug that can damage the brain and ruin your social life, and you can potentially suffer severe injuries due to reckless behavior. Are you, a friend, or a loved one is suffering from marijuana use disorder or a form of dependency? If so, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts are ready to help you endure the frustrations of detox and withdrawal and help you get your life back on track (pot free)
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your drug abuse and addiction problems. Take your first step to living a happier and healthier life.