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Missoula is the second largest city in the state of Montana with a total population of 66,788 according to the 2010 United States Census Report. The large number of orchard homes, vegetable and flower garden’s throuhout the city earned it the nickname “The Garden City”. The city is very “earthy” being an lumber and agricultural center as well as a trading post. In the world today what once fueled the cities economy is not enough now. Currently the University of Montana, government, healthcare, tourism, and the service industry are what keeps the city of Missoula’s economy stable.
Missoula is known as a college town. The University of Montana accounts for nearly one fourth of the city’s population, completely dominating the city today. As with most college students, they are looking to have a good time. Many students associate this with Alcohol and Drugs. What starts a innocent fun with new friends, often leads to big problems academically and socially. Alcohol and Drugs easily consumes these young adults through peer pressures and poor choices. The University of Montana has a strong Anti-Alcohol and Drug policy that is fully enforced but still students are falling victim to addiction. If you or someone you love has an alcohol or drug addiction, contact an Missoula Montana Rehab Program today…
College student’s drug of choice is Marijuana
Approximately 47.5% of college students and 56.7% of young adults (ages 19–28) surveyed in 2007 reported lifetime use of marijuana. So many young adults are becoming addicted to this mind altering, psychoactive drug. In fact, Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. According to the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 104 million Americans aged 12 or older have tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 41.5% of the U.S. population in that age group. The number of past year marijuana users in 2009 was approximately 28.5 million (11.3% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 16.7 million (6.6%). These statistics are mind blowing.
What is Marijuana?
Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Marijuana is an mind-altering, psychoactive drug. The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). There are over 400 chemicals in Marijuana, THC is the chemical that directly affects the brain giving the mind altering effects.
Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette called a joint, in a cigar that has been emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana called a blunt, or in a pipe or bong. Marijuana can also be mixed into foods or used to brew a tea.
The effects of marijuana use
- problems with memory and learning
- distorted perception
- difficulty in thinking and problem solving
- loss of coordination
- increased heart rate
- suicidal thoughts
- increased risk of cancer
Marijuana can be addictive, chronic users find themselves physically dependent on the drug and when stop abruptly they experience a number of withdrawal symptoms. Marijuana withdrawal is similar to that of nicotine withdrawal, this can make it extremely hard to quit. Withdrawal symptoms are irritability, sleeping difficulties, craving, and anxiety, as well as increased aggression.
There is help out there, Marijuana Rehab Programs are here to help
Many Marijuana Addicts have found themselves in need of a Rehab Program to overcome their addiction. From 1997 to 2007, the number of admissions to treatment in which marijuana was the primary drug of abuse was 287,933 in 2007, this was an drastic increase from 197,840 in 1997. You are not alone if you feel you are in of help to quit Marijuana contact an Missoula, Montana Rehab Program today. You will enter into an detox program where your body will be cleansed of Marijuana while receiving an non-addictive medication prescribed by a Doctor to lessen the effects of withdrawal. You will go threw behavior modification counseling to help you learn a new way of living without the use of Marijuana. Don’t let Marijuana control your life, ruin your academic career or professional career and relationships. Contact an Missoula, Montana Rehab Program today.