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Marijuana Addiction Detox & Treatments in Wyoming

Many of the DUI and DWI charges within the United States are directly linked to marijuana use and the combination of marijuana and alcohol. Marijuana will impair a person's judgment, motor skills, and reaction timing. The THC in marijuana will create pleasurable effects that will become habit-forming, and the prolonged use of the drug will create a physical and psychological addiction. Marijuana addiction in the state of Wyoming is commonly part of a larger drug problem, that can be treated with the right type of help. Drug treatment programs within Wyoming include both long-term and short-term programs, with detox options, and inpatient and outpatient services. It is important that anyone struggling with an addiction reaches out to local treatment services in the state. Marijuana abuse and recreational use with the drug are widespread among adolescents and young adults, and it is a commonly used drug across the state of Wyoming.

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The drug crisis as a whole has had devastating effects on the US and marijuana is simply adding to the problem. With millions of American’s abusing marijuana, this problem has undoubtedly become much worse. Detox and treatment programs are successful solutions to withdrawal from the drugs and remain drug-free.

In the state of Wyoming, the amount of drug deaths has been on the rise since 2007 only to take a small drop and remain there for the last several years, per America’s Health Rankings. Drug addiction has been sweeping the nation for decades now causing the mortality rate from drugs to skyrocket. Detox centers and treatment programs are a leading solution in trying to cut back on the number of people with addiction as well as the mortality rate in Wyoming and the rest of the nation. Marijuana is one of the most well known and used drugs around. While there are opposing views on marijuana at this time, the abuse is on the rise.

Marijuana is a plant known as cannabis and it contains the mind-altering substance THC. When consumed, the THC will go into the body and brain which is what will cause a high feeling. Symptoms of marijuana use include memory loss, changes in mood, or altered senses. In severe cases, there is a risk for psychosis with high marijuana that contains high THC content. There are different ways to get high from marijuana including smoking or eating it. Marijuana has gained popularity in the last several years as more and more states legalize the drug. While the drug continues to gain attention, it is also gaining attention from the younger age groups. While the argument for those who are pro-marijuana legalization is that there is no harm and that it is natural however there are now middle school students who report everyday use of marijuana.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.