Education is the best tool we have to fight the problem of addiction in our country. It is our duty to inform people of the dangers that are facing our society, especially when a newer trend in drug use begins to show up in our homes and neighborhoods.
Manistee, Michigan (PRWEB) June 22, 2015
In a continued effort to educate the public about the hazards of substance abuse, Best Drug Rehabilitation has published a new blog post on a rising trend among marijuana users, known commonly as “Dabs.” This highly concentrated form of hash oil is rising in popularity among mid-twenties and younger pot smokers, despite numerous warnings of the risks associated with it, some even coming from pro-marijuana advocates.
“It is part of our mission to get information like this out to the general public,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation founder and CEO Per Wickstrom. “Education is the best tool we have to fight the problem of addiction in our country. It is our duty to inform people of the dangers that are facing our society, especially when a newer trend in drug use begins to show up in our homes and neighborhoods.”
The blog post focuses on the several aspects of the dangerous new Dabs craze. Part of what makes this so risky is the methods used to produce it, which include the use of highly flammable chemicals. When improper techniques are used to extract the hash oil concentrate, the “cook” runs a very high risk of causing an explosion. There have been several reports of basements and kitchens being destroyed and injury being caused by blasts related to the manufacture of this chemical mixture. This danger has people comparing Dabs production to that of Crystal Meth, which is also notorious for causing fires and explosions.
Warning: Highly Toxic Chemicals in DAB
Another focus of the report is the highly toxic chemicals that are being ingested along with the extremely elevated level of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that caused the effects that a pot smoker desires. Regular marijuana flowers have around 15%-18% THC concentration, whereas hash oil concentrate has upwards of 80%-90%. This can result in loss of consciousness and motor function, as well as potential injury or illness.
Best Drug Rehabilitation has made a commitment to fighting the problems of substance abuse and addiction, both within its halls and in the community. Promoting education about the dangerous and deadly path of substance abuse, encouraging healthier and more productive alternatives to drug and alcohol use, and informing people of the options available in treatment is just one way that they go about fulfilling that obligation.