Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the United States. It is a dry, shredded green/brown mix of flowers, stems, and leaves of the plant Cannabis sativa. A stronger form of marijuana called hashish (hash) looks like brown or black cakes or balls. The many street names for marijuana include pot, herb, weed, grass, Jane, reefer, dope, and ganja.
“The day of the single addiction is almost a dinosaur. Most people are addicted to more than one substance these days,” said Wayne Rushlow, a licensed mental health therapist and substance abuse counselor in Leominster and the surrounding area. “If people can’t get one, they have the other to fall back on.”
What is Withdrawl?
The body’s reaction to the removal of a substance it has become dependent on is called withdrawal. Withdrawal causes craving for more of the substance being removed. The period of time when the body is trying to overcome its addiction is called detoxification (detox). Detox is the first step in overcoming a substance addiction such as drugs or alcohol. Detox is a pertinent step for the patient is to be successfully rehabilitated.
Center for Community Resources will be celebrating the Great American Smoke Out on Monday, November 21, 2011. The first 25 individuals can exchange their tobacco products for a $5 gift card to Subway. We are challenging you to go “Cold Turkey”. Information about how to quit smoking will be available to the public also. The event […]
The Connoquenessing Valley Communities for Youth (CVCY) group was featured in the Sunday, September 25, 2011 edition of the Sunday Cranberry Eagle, as it celebrated its first year of existance, and the nonprofit organization is gearing up toward its goal of creating stronger communities through mentorship and youth interaction. CVCY was created last year by community leaders in the […]