mountainsidectA stunning 15.8 million women ages 18 or older have used illicit drugs — including marijuana and the misuse of prescription medications — in the past year, according to a SAMHSA study. Another 5.7 million women suffer from alcoholism, reports the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Amongst these women are a growing number of addicted mothers. Our latest blog post takes a look at what happens to families when mom needs addiction treatment. http://bit.ly/2i6ZBcy #addiction #alcoholism #addictiontreatment
- ericalynn918I read an interesting study on how marijuana could be used to successfully treat alcohol addiction- I think we need to look at cannabis as a medication (that is abused by some) instead of just another illicit drug.
- mountainsidect@ericalynn918 Thanks for your comment. We have been reading the studies as well. However, for individuals suffering from addiction or who are more susceptible to addictive behaviors, we do not recommend marijuana as treatment. It is essential for an individual to protect their sobriety and recovery journey.
Medical marijuana has been proven to have benefits for patients who are experiencing terrible side effects from cancer treatment, or have chronic nausea, and more… but it is not a “one size fits all” medical solution. Everyone’s physiology and brain makeup is different and thus reacts to drugs differently. Ultimately, in healthcare, treatment plans for any number of medical conditions must be individualized and personalized.
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