Why Not Even Once?
The National Institute on Drug Abuse writes that an estimated 9% of marijuana users will eventually become dependent on marijuana (National Institute, 2014). The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as “a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors” (American Society, 2011).
A person is not always capable mentally to be admitted into a facility, no matter how harmful the drug is to their life. The…show more content… The graphs we see can sometimes be altered into being perceived a certain way. By just looking at the graph, you would believe that there are more people addicted to marijuana than cocaine or PCP, but in reality, you are just seeing the people who are getting treatment. An alternative interpretation of this same graph could be that people are more aware of their addiction and more likely to seek treatment while addicted to marijuana compared to other drugs.
Emergency Visits and Detection Period
Marijuana is known not only for its affect on school life and relaxation side effects, but also its ability to cause a delayed response in motor skills and mindful thinking/awareness. In 2009, the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) reports as much as “456,000 drug-related emergency department visits in the United States in which marijuana use was mentioned in the medical record” of one million emergency room visits (National Institute, 2015). Though, this does not specifically imply that marijuana was the core cause of the emergency visit. According to a Drug Court Practitioner Fact Sheet, “acute cannabis usage with a commercial