Persuasive Essay On Drug Abuse

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It may be argued that Marijuana is the most controversial of narcotics in the world. In 2009 approximately 360,000 Americans were Marijuana addicts that could not stop using without undergoing rehabilitation. Currently recommended for medical use in some states in the US and other Western countries, the drug has for the longest time been abused resulting in addiction. To understand the mechanics of Marijuana addiction, it is important to understand the nature of the drug. Marijuana contains the active ingredient THC that is fat-soluble meaning it is stored in fatty tissues for weeks or even months. Long-term recovery/rehabilitation for Marijuana involves the flushing of these toxins from the body, which has the effect of reducing the craving for the drug. Detox When you enter the detox center or Marijuana Rehab, you will be assigned to a clinician that will take your history including initial assessments and screening. The first stage of treatment of Marijuana addiction starts with detoxification. Detox is the gradual flushing of the harmful THC from the body. Depending on the severity of the addiction, the clinician may administer maintenance drugs to make it easier for the patient to deal with withdrawal symptoms. The intensity of the detox procedure typically depends on: Other addictions apart from Marijuana How long the patient has been an addict Dosage of Marijuana the patient has been using Patient’s metabolism and body composition It is important to note that detox

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