CALL TO SPEAK TO AN ADMISSIONS NAVIGATOR
888-480-1703
Who Answers?
This site is authored by American Addiction Centers - a specialist in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. If you are interested in learning more about our options for drug and alcohol rehabilitation, please call 888-480-1703 to speak with an admissions navigator.
Call 888-480-1703

Addiction Treatment Blog by Addiction Experts » Entries tagged with "pot"

CA Supreme Court allows Cities, Counties to Ban Marijuana Dispensaries

  The supreme court of the state of California has ruled that the state’s cities and counties rightfully have the power to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within their respective territories. The state’s highest court made this ruling in a unanimous fashion less than two decades after California first adopted the bill permitting medical marijuana. The court said neither that bill, Proposition 215, nor any “companion measure” prevents local governments from passing their own legislation to outlaw storefront dispensaries. Justice Martin Baxter explained why the court made its ruling, saying, “While some counties and cities might consider themselves well-suited to accommodating medical marijuana dispensaries, conditions in other communities might lead to the reasonable decision that such facilities within their borders, even if carefully sited, well managed, and closely monitored, would present unacceptable local … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alcohol and Drugs, Latest News, Substance Abuse

Dopeless in Seattle… For Now

Dopeless in Seattle… For Now

Voters in the states of Washington and Colorado have recently approved measures decriminalizing marijuana.  Despite this, there is no place to legally purchase it. Both states now allow adults over the age of 21 to consume and possess small amounts of marijuana, but there is no place to get it yet. This is because the stores that marijuana profiteers hope to set up are being shunned in many communities. The Colorado law, known as constitutional Amendment 64, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alcohol and Drugs

Young Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Falls Hard

  The New England Patriots are suffering from a round of disappointment this week, as one of their premier players was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and five additional charges related to firearms. After only three seasons in the National Football League, Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has fallen from grace – or, perhaps, from the heights of professional success. The football star had been part of one of the league’s best teams. He is now in jail awaiting a probable cause hearing after a judge denied him bail following the June 17th incident. The Patriots released Hernandez as soon as they discovered that he had been charged with murder. The 2011 Pro-Bowl selection had recently signed a five-year, $40 million contract. The details of the crime are quite startling, as it has … Read entire article »

Filed under: Latest News

Cannabis and Canines: A Bad Mix

Cannabis and Canines: A Bad Mix

  Just when you thought marijuana had run its course of absurdity in the news and everyday life, it pops right back up with something new – or, at the very least, noteworthy. This time, it has nothing to do with legalization, or human consumption. No, now, the question and problems being considered are those that appear in… I kid you not…dogs. Yes, dogs are now accidentally getting intoxicated by consuming marijuana. Not only that, but the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alcohol and Drugs

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Drug-Dogs Used on Houses

  The United States Supreme Court handed down a ruling last month clarifying what police can do with drug-sniffing dogs. According to the nine justices, police forces cannot bring specially-trained dogs onto a suspect’s property without first obtaining a search warrant. The decision will likely limit how police investigators utilize their K-9s to search out drugs, explosives, and other items or substances that they are specially trained to detect. The court ruled to uphold the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling to throw out evidence obtained in a search of a Miami-area house. That search was initiated by a drug dog that alerted police from outside a closed front door. Following the ruling, Justice Antonin Scalia issue a statement saying that people have a right protected by the fourth amendment protecting them from the government … Read entire article »

Filed under: Latest News

Coming to Terms with My Marijuana Addiction

  I am a recovering marijuana addict. I smoked heavily through a period of about seven years from my senior year in high school to a year or so after college when, finally, I surrendered and decided to go to rehab in 2007. By 2010, after going through a few rehabs and treatment centers and a year of living on my own, I relapsed and got back into smoking weed heavily for a few months, and my parents and I decided that I should go to rehab again, this time in California. Part of my motive for moving to California was that I thought I could get medical marijuana, but this was highly dissuaded by everyone on my treatment team. That didn’t keep me from trying it out. About six months after having … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Alcohol and Drugs, Life, Recovery, Substance Abuse

Parents Force 22-Month-Old Son to Smoke Pot

  A young mother and father are in hot water after being caught red-handed while giving their 22-month-old son marijuana from a water pipe or “bong” as they are commonly known. Almost as if feeding the child pot smoke, cell phone video footage portrays the sorry scene of the mother and child, with the water pipe too big for the kid to even hold. Centralia, Washington police reportedly received the video anonymously. After viewing the alarming footage, they subsequently obtained a search warrant and served it on the family involved, the Tyler J. Lee and Rachelle Braaten family. Only after 5 months did the video footage surface. Both parents involved were arrested and taken to jail. Meanwhile, the family’s children, including the 22-month-old, were taken into custody by Child Protective Services. Mrs. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alcohol and Drugs, Featured, Latest News

Ex-DEA Officials Insist for the Federal Government to Fight Pot Laws

Ex-DEA Officials Insist for the Federal Government to Fight Pot Laws

After votes last fall, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize marijuana’s recreational use, putting federal authorities in a dilemma over how, or whether, to respond. Nevertheless, as recently reported in the news, former DEA chiefs Bensinger, John Bartels, Robert Bonner, Thomas Constantine, Asa Hutchinson, John Lawn, Donnie Marshall, and Francis Mullen, of whom served for both Republican and Democratic administrations, insisted that our federal government and the Obama administration have been sluggish … Read entire article »

Filed under: Life

Serene With Serenity

Serene With Serenity

  One of my favorite lines concerning serenity is in Step Three, page 41, of the 12&12 that states, “In all times of emotional disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ask for quiet, and in the stillness simply say: ‘God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done.’” Before becoming a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Recovery, Spirituality

Marijuana a Danger Among Teenagers: Here’s Why

  Marijuana’s reputation as a harmless and benign drug is being challenged in American culture today, especially among teens and young adults who are now privy to the burgeoning plethora of research on it. A product of the 1960’s and 1970’s, marijuana’s cultural reputation began as mostly harmless and of little concern compared with other substances. Copious research conducted recently asserts otherwise and reveals that these misconceptions remain prevalent among some young people, who still believe it’s harmless. Regular marijuana use is on the rise among teenagers, even though the risks are high. According to a recent study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as many as 6.5 percent of high school seniors smoke weed daily. Research shows that marijuana usage is up, and young people’s view of the drug as … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Alcohol and Drugs, Substance Abuse

treatment4addiction.com
Treatment4addiction.com is operated by Recovery Brands LLC, a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers, Inc.
Learn more about what this means here
© treatment4addiction.com 2018 All Rights ReservedPrivacy Policy | Terms Of Use
Treatment4addiction.com is operated by Recovery Brands LLC, a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers, INC.
An American Addiction Centers Resource