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Running head: Medical Marjuana is a Healthly Alternative 1 Medical Marjuana is a Healthly Alternative to Prescription Drugs Sabrina Anderson Walden University
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Medical Marjuana is a Healthly Alternative Marjuana is a Healthly Alternative to Prescription Drugs Introduction Stress can cause an array of problems in an individual’s life. It has a profound impact on an individual’s psychological well being (Kiecolt-Glasser, Krantz, and Thorn, 2013). A person’s mental heath can be affected by disorders such as depression and anxiety brought on by stress. (American Psychiatric Association, 2000) Typically most psychiatrists prescribe antidepressant drugs for treatment of stress disorders (Rasmussen, 2003). Marijuana is a substance that is found in nature that provides the same therapeutic value for the treatment of stress disorders (ProCon.org, 2008). Research has shown that prescription drugs can have serious negative side affects on an individuals health. Healy (2010) explains that prescription medication causes dependence and withdrawal. Gordon (2002) studies the alteration of brain functions and drug abuse However, Rubino and Parolaro (2008) study investigates the long term exposure to marijuana and conflicting studies regaring withdrawl syndrome. Their conclusion was that marijuana does not have does have long term withdrawl issues. Budney, Hughes, Moore,
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