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Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug. It is the most socially acceptable and easily obtainable. Medical marijuana clinics are popping up all over the country, especially in the more liberal West Coast. It may be harder for someone to admit that they have a problem with marijuana when there not enough negative publicity about it. It is not very often that people seek marijuana treatment. They do not view it as dangerous as other illegal substances because the legal penalties are not as stiff and there are no reported overdoses.
The truth is that marijuana can have very harmful effects on someone’s life. People will use it to handle anxiety problems, which means that they will not go into certain situations without being high. They will be dependant upon it to handle the stresses of life. This will hinder them from ever being able to handle problems the healthy way, and they will spend money and risk prosecution for marijuana.
Marijuana is usually the first drug people try. This could be because it is the most socially acceptable and the least potent of illegal narcotics. Many people can maintain an appearance of doing well while using marijuana, so younger people can see that and think that it is ok for them to try it, too. The problem is that once a person has crossed the threshold into illegal activities it is that much easier for them to partake in other illegal activities. Once they have justified to themselves that it is ok to break the law in some instances, they will find reasons to break other ones.
The danger also lies with them using a substance to make themselves feel better. They may lose the excitement they felt with marijuana after a while and try something harder. Even if they do not consistently use harder drugs, an addiction to marijuana can considerably damage their life. Even though it will not kill them, it will hinder them from living life to the fullest and taking advantage of the time they have. They may never learn to deal with social situations or stressful situations the healthy way while they are dependant on a substance to get them through the day.
After a person has become addicted to marijuana it will become the most important thing in their life, their bills and responsibilities will take a back seat to their addiction. Once they have crossed this threshold it will become obvious to their loved ones that they have gotten out of control. They will lose jobs, friends and opportunities because they will be spending most of their time and money getting high. It is important for them to get marijuana treatment before it is too late.