- Parent Category: Rehab
- Category: Drug Treatment
- Written by Stop Admin
Do you know the common denominator amongst the following words: blunt, bud, J, or sinsemilla? These are street terms for the drug marijuana and the common denominator of marijuana is impeding one’s life to progress and leads the individual to a community of crime and punishment.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy says, “Results of the 2008 Monitoring the Future survey indicate that 14.6% of eighth graders, 29.9% of tenth graders, and 42.6% of twelfth graders reported lifetime use of marijuana.” The Monitoring the Future report also says, “Approximately 72.0% of eighth graders, 64.8% of tenth graders, and 51.7% of twelfth graders surveyed in 2008 reported that smoking marijuana regularly was a "great risk." If our children understand the risk, then we must stand together and prevent marijuana abuse specifically with our teens. Otherwise, one of your children could experience the inevitable of a drug addiction, living a life of criminality or death. An example was published today by the Seattle Times that shows how marijuana use can hinder one’s life such as Seahawks linebacker, Leroy Hill.
The Seattle Times reports Hill plead guilty to marijuana possession and is placed on 12 months of probation. This not only incurs extra costs, but also forces Hill to change his lifestyle as he must perform community service and participate in a marijuana treatment program. Now, the question is being asked if the NFL will punish Hill for his offense and minimally Hill would be suspended for at least one-game, according to The Seattle Times.
Many individuals do not think about the dangers and problems that can arise with marijuana abuse and as Hill will be experiencing, the consequences can create a drastic change in one’s life. As individuals need to realize the dangers of marijuana use and the problems that it can cause to the individual’s family. Drug addiction is a non-optimum survival technique not only with the individual, but the loved ones who surround us every day.
If you or someone is struggling with a marijuana addiction, there is hope. Individuals every day realizes they have an addiction and seeking marijuana treatment is the answer to their problems. People who has an addiction is using drugs for a reason and that reason or underlying problem must be handled so you can have your son or daughter back to normal the way they were before the chains of addiction took over their life. Do you want your son or daughter to be in a newspaper story for illegal drug use? Do you want your son or daughter to be a published statistic for using marijuana? If not, then seek marijuana treatment today. There are answers, there are solutions and seeking help is the first step to giving your loved one a new start at life.