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During Marijuana addiction treatment, patients receive medications and counseling that make the difficult withdrawal process easier. The medical support and counseling lessens and/or eliminates withdrawal symptoms. After withdrawal or Marijuana detox is complete, individual and group counseling sessions teach the person different methods to remain clean and sober in the long-run. These methods promote strategies for relapse prevention and provide information on helpful, local support groups to avoid falling back into a Marijuana addiction.
Users who quit abruptly may experience withdrawal symptoms, including:
Marijuana raises heart rate by 20-100 % shortly after smoking; this effect can last up to 3 hours. In one study, it was estimated that Marijuana users have a 4.8-fold increase in the risk of heart attack in the first hour after smoking the drug. This may be due to the increased heart rate as well as the effects of Marijuana on heart rhythms, causing palpitations and arrhythmia. This risk may be greater in older individuals or in those with cardiac vulnerabilities. 
25.8 million people have acknowledged using Marijuana in the past year, of which 15.2 million have acknowledged using Marijuana in the past month. These figures have remained pretty much the same throughout this decade since the NSDUH improved their survey techniques in 2002, They realized that there were actually about 25% more Marijuana users than they had previously estimated. 
This amounts to a whopping 80% rise in past month Marijuana use among teens, since the organization’s 2008 survey. The report by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation also said abuse of prescription medicine may be easing a bit among young people in grades 9 through 12, but the number still remains high. 
A surprisingly high 18% of people ages 26-to-34, and 9% of those 35-to-49 have smoked pot in the last year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (The data doesn’t pinpoint how many of those people have kids, but we know that by age 44, about 80% of women do have children.) 
Marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded buds, leaves, stems, seeds and flowers of Cannabis sativa, the hemp plant. Marijuana addiction rehab and treatment programs are rare, partly because Marijuana abuse often go hand-in-hand with other drug use, such as Cocaine and alcohol. However, with more people seeking help to control Marijuana addiction or abuse, research has focused on ways to overcome the problems that cause the abuse of the drug.
Street names for Marijuana include “Weed,” “Pot,” “Herb,” “Grass,” “Chronic,” “Dope,” “Reefer” and “Mary Jane.” Most users smoke Marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes called joints or blunts, while others use pipes or water pipes called bongs. Marijuana also is used to brew tea and mixed into foods.
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