Illinois is below the nation-wide average for past month and past year marijuana use. However, marijuana remains one of the most popular drugs in Illinois. It was second only to heroin as a cause for substance abuse treatment, according to a 2010 report by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). 17, 515 people were admitted for treatment for marijuana dependence. The National Institute of Drug Abuse warns that chronic marijuana use, whether through smoking or ingesting through tea or food, can have a negative impact on your health and lifestyle. This includes memory loss, coordination problems, difficulty with logical and clear thinking and problem solving. This can affect your ability to study, to work, and to carry out normal and healthy interactions. The chances are, if you are a chronic marijuana user, you are functioning below regular intellectual capacity.
If you cannot go a day without marijuana, if you feel incapable of completing your work or other tasks, if you feel that your marijuana use has overtaken your life, it is time to seek treatment. Our website has a complete list of treatment facilities in Illinois. Call one today to discuss which treatment option may be best for you. Begin treatment today and kick the habit!
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