Marijuana Proven to Be Addictive and IQ Lowering

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Harbor Village Florida comments on marijuana use, and its effects as a gateway drug.

Alcohol is respected as a dangerous substance- and harbor Village believes marijuana should be regarded in the same light, as more states begin to legalize it for recreational use.

The Chicago Tribune published an article on Jan. 7th confirming that the widely used marijuana- which is receiving national attention for becoming legalized in 18 states- is indeed addictive. The opinion piece is a testament from an ex-addict confirming the gripes of her own addiction stint with the drug. Marijuana is often coupled with the idea that it isn’t dangerous like other drugs because it isn’t addictive. Researchers have proven that notion false: according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental Disorders 17% of people who use marijuana will become dependent on it. Additionally, abusing the drug can lead to diminished IQs, says the New England Journal (2014). Harbor Village Florida is among the residential drug and alcohol treatment centers in Florida, where the bill for legalizing medical marijuana failed in 2014. The rehabilitation center is committed to ensuring the full recovery of its patients addicted to drugs and alcohol.

Marijuana brownies are the fabled joke among drug users, but edible marijuana products are becoming reality in states legalizing marijuana for recreational use. According to the Chicago Tribune, new edible pot products are 10 times more potent than smoking marijuana. Encountering addicts of a myriad of substances, Harbor Village Florida is concerned with the growing national consensus that marijuana is no longer a threat. Alcohol is respected as a dangerous substance- and harbor Village believes marijuana should be regarded in the same light, as more states begin to legalize it for recreational use.

The patients at Harbor Village sometimes say that they were introduced to heavy drugs after using marijuana for a period. One of the medical staff comments on marijuana as a gateway drug,

“People don’t realize [that marijuana] is dangerous because it makes them feel happy and goofy. It’s a real problem when the potential dangers of a drug are overlooked. Sometimes people find harder drugs without the help of marijuana, but its an established trend that our clients have at least experimented with it.”

As one of the highly accredited residential drug and alcohol treatment centers in south florida, Harbor Village Florida provides their clients with superior medical and rehabilitative care. It’s staff aims to treat drug addiction at its innermost core, and seeks to address the origin of drug dependence. Often self medication is a result of internalized trauma. Harbor Village’s facility was designed as a spa retreat to give clients the opportunity to address their inner conflicts in a mock getaway environment. Their award winning staff is available 24/7 to assist with withdrawal symptoms, and to give advice on staying clean after leaving the facility.

For more information visit http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call 1-855-290-4261.

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