Drug Rehab Facilities Remaining Cautious about Marijuana Legalization

With many states considering the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, drug rehabilitation centers such as The River Source are questioning whether the loosened restrictions could cause an increase in the numbers of addicted drug users.

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Whether or not the legalization of marijuana will result in more drug use is unknown, but what is known is all drugs have side effects and can be detrimental to one's health.

Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) March 06, 2014

The January 2014 passage of Colorado's permissive legislation of pot for recreational purposes has been a boon for the tourism trade, with visitors quick to sign up for what they are calling a Mary Jane vacation, says The River Source. Other states have passed similar laws, and a number of public figures and politicians from both sides of the aisle have joined the cause as well.

Not everyone considers these developments to be positive. One of them is Calvina Fay of Drug Free America Foundation. In a press release issued by DFAF on Feb 21, 2014, Fay foresees, among other things, a "potential escalation" to additional types of illicit drug use. The River Source also notes the possibility of brain damage as another concern. A study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine from July 24, 2013 has determined that marijuana's main ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol, can permanently impair cognitive function.

Rehab centers such as The River Source of Arizona are aware of the potential dangers of marijuana use and encourages anyone who is having a problem to seek assistance. Malissa Stawicki of The River Source states that “marijuana is a drug and, like all drugs and alcohol, can be addicting and impair decision-making. Whether or not the legalization of marijuana will result in more drug use is unknown but what is known is all drugs have side effects and can be detrimental to one’s health. Building up one’s immune system and addressing imbalances of body, mind and spirit is the remedy we prescribe here at The River Source."

The River Source offers a comprehensive, 12-step holistic detoxification program for anyone dealing with drug or alcohol addiction.


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