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Cliffside Park Addiction Treatment Centers

Drug addiction in the United States continues to be a problem, and that fact holds true for Cliffside Park, New Jersey, a town located in Bergen County. However, there are rehab centers that provide treatment for substance abuse, giving drug users the support they need to begin a sober life.

In fact, in Cliffside Park, there were 73 residents who were admitted into substance abuse treatment programs in 2016.1 Additionally, in Bergen County as a whole, there were 3,596 residents who were admitted into substance abuse programs.1 Of those, 550 patients, or 15% of those admitted, named marijuana as their primary drug of choice.1 When considering the age of the admitted patients, there were 161 adolescents 18 years old and younger admitted for treatment in 2016. More than 90% of the adolescents admitted to substance abuse treatment programs in Bergen County that year were seeking help for marijuana abuse. 1

As more states legalize the recreational use of marijuana, and as it becomes more and more popular with adolescents, questions about marijuana abuse abound. While some claim that marijuana is not addictive, the National Institute on Drug Abuse noted that, of those who use marijuana, 9-30% will develop some type of marijuana use disorder.2 On top of that, those who begin using marijuana before the age of 18 are 4 to 7 times more likely to develop marijuana use disorder than people who start using after that age.2

In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 4.2 million people ages 12 and up met the criteria for marijuana use disorder in 2014. Marijuana use disorder is characterized by the following:3

  • Cravings for marijuana
  • Development of a tolerance for the drug
  • Disruptions in everyday functioning
  • Development of withdrawal symptoms after discontinuing use (e.g. insomnia, restlessness, anger, and depression)

Aside from developing a marijuana use disorder, long-term use of marijuana in adolescents is linked to an increased risk of developing mental health issues and reduced cognitive functioning. Since the brains of adolescents are still developing, marijuana can impact development, impair memory, decrease learning capacity, and increase the risk of various physical health concerns such as respiratory infection and exposure to cancer-causing compounds..3 If you suspect your child has marijuana use disorder, browse our directory today to find a rehab in or around the Cliffside Park, New Jersey area that fits their needs.

Sources

  1. Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (2017). New Jersey Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Substance Abuse Overview 2016 Bergen County.
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Marijuana.
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Substance Use Disorders.
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