Harbor Village Florida Asserts that Marijuana Legalization Could Pose Problems for Teens

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Harbor Village Florida comments on the growing trend of marijuana legalization.

[Harbor Village] asserts that substances (alike to alcohol) should be closely monitored and that necessary seminars should be available to educate the populace on responsible use- in avoidance of substance abuse.

As the perception of marijuana begins to shift in the U.S. officials opposed to the legalization of marijuana are in a state of suspended worry. Their trepidation stems from the potential of young people- adolescents and teenagers- deeming marijuana as safe, or absent of adverse effects. Dana Schrad, as quoted by the WVTF on Jan. 6th, said:

“In some cases [marijuana is] looked at as an economic development opportunity- an opportunity to legalize something that farmers can grow and businesses can sell, but there’s always unintended consequences in everything you do. Is marijuana a gateway drug to harder drug use? Very possibly so.”

Harbor Village Florida is among Florida’s drug and alcohol detox centers. Its facility is devoted to helping drug addicts and alcoholics overcome their addictions. In the trend of marijuana legalization, the inpatient drug rehab center is uncertain that recreational marijuana is the right decision for the youth of America.

Asserting that marijuana is often perceived as a gateway drug, One of Harbor Village Detox’s medical staff members comments on the potential of leading teens down a slippery slope that turns into drug use, “We’ve seen it a hundred times here. Young, impressionable people are exposed to marijuana, and then graduate to more dangerous substances. It’s like giving a diabetic a taste of sugar, and then they don’t stop chasing the next best [sugary] thing.”

In regards to the legalization of marijuana as an economic gain a Harbor Village staff member shared their comments, “If we’re doing this for monetary gain, what does that say about us ethically? You can’t just allow the public access to a substance that is known to lead people down the perilous road of addiction; and even if it doesn’t, you still run the risk of predisposing people to potential addiction that they may have never been at risk for.”

A professor of criminal justice at Shenandoah University is quoted by WVTF, “When teenagers go to the illegal market to buy marijuana, the people selling them marijuana also will expose them to things like cocaine, and Oxycontin and methamphetamines and so forth.”

Harbor Village Detox aims to help addicts recover from their addictions, so that they may resume their productive, and lucrative lives. The drug and alcohol detox center is dedicated to making addiction a reality of the past for all of its clients. The center asserts that substances (alike to alcohol) should be closely monitored and that necessary seminars should be available to educate the populace on responsible use- in avoidance of substance abuse.

Providing the apex in luxury of drug and alcohol detox centers, Harbor Village’s facility in south Florida features lush spa retreats to start anew without the debilitating anchors of drug addiction. Their accredited medical staff offer the best in 24/7 care, and help clients through the painful withdrawal process. At Harbor Village they stress the importance of re-establishing social connections with the community, and help facilitate lasting, benevolent relationships to stave off relapses.

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

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