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Edison is a township in Middlesex County, in the state of New Jersey. Edison is the fifth largest municipality in New Jersey with a total population of 99,967 as of the 2010 United States Census. The city ranked as the 28th most livable small city in the United States and 2nd in the Best Places to Live in New Jersey. Out of 371 cities Nationwide, Edison ranked 23rd on the survey of America’s Safest cities. Also ranked “America’s 10 Best Please to Grow Up”. These rankings focused on low crime, strong schools, green spaces, and abundance of recreational activities.
Edison is not all good
Edison is a great place to live but just as throughout the United States, the city has a problem with Marijuana abuse among its young adults and teens. Marijuana is one of the most readily available illicit drug in the state of New Jersey.
- There was 532 emergency department admissions throughout New Jersey in 1998.
- One-third of all drug treatment admissions in the state in 1997 reported using marijuana
- Thirty-eight percent of treatment admissions reported they used the drug daily.
- In 1997, most marijuana users receiving treatment (72%) were under 25 and many (43%) were under 18.
- Approximately 47 percent of the students surveyed in 1999 reported they used marijuana at least once
- About 26 percent of students surveyed in 1999 said they used marijuana regularly
- In 1999 there as 3,299 kilograms of Marijuana was seized by law enforcement officials in New Jersey
Marijuana is a dry, shredded mix of flowers, stems, seeds and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. People usually smoke it as a cigarette, blunt or in a pipe. Most are drawn to Marijuana because of its calming psychoactive effects. A tolerance to Marijuana is developed easily, requiring more of the drug to reach the same effects as it once had on that person. Abusing marijuana can result in problems with memory, learning and social behavior. It can interfere with family, school, work and other activities. Marijuana is refered to as the “Gate Way” drug, many believe its use leads to the use of harder illicit drugs. Merijuana’s short term health effects inclued increased heart rate and lowered blood pressure. Marijuana use is typically not fatal but those “older” users, 50 years and above do run a greater risk of Heart attack due to the increased heart rate induced by Marijuana. Because the drug impaired judgment many of its users will foolishly drive under the influence which can have legal consequences as well as possibility of accident ending in injury or even death.
Edison NJ Rehabs
Many chronic Marijuana users loose motivation for basically anything. They give up on school, work, and social activities. Friends and family in return give up on them. They become “burn outs”, life revolves around smoking marijuana. The addiction to marijuana gets to the point where it feels almost impossible to quit. It is not impossible, there is help out there. Edison New Jersey rehab programs are here to help! Do not waste another minute smoking you life away, it is time for change! You will enter into a detoxification process where your body will be rid of any drugs. Under the supervision of a Doctor you will be given nonaddictive prescription medication that will lessen the effects of withdrawal, increasing your rate of success. You will receive both group and individual counseling to help get to the rout cause of your addiction, as well as give you the tools you need to continue on the road to recovery after leaving the rehab program. You will be encouraged to go into a 12 step program to have continuous support from other addicts as well as mend broken relationships and ask for support from friends and family to help with the recovery process. Call an Edison NJ rehab program today.