The Chief Medical Officer at Caron just recently published an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer. The article is titled – Cannabis-related psychosis, addiction, ER visits: For young users, marijuana can be a dangerous game, and Chief Medical Officer Joseph Garbely focuses on rehab and the change in marijuana over the years and the risks associated with it.

As mentioned, Josephy Garbely is a Chief Medical Officer at Caron, which is located in Pennsylvania, just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and they welcome anyone who comes into the center.

In particular, they would like family and friends who may need some help to consider paying a visit to Caron. The drug and alcohol rehabilitation services at Caron allows individuals to feel release from the reactions and symptoms associated with addiction.

Caron Treatment Centers have been in operation for 60 years now, offering lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Some of the locations of the treatment centers include Wernersville, Pennsylvania, with Ocean Drive and Caron Renaissance, which is located in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Caron also has recovery centers in New England, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., and these centers offer community and recovery support. Caron’s Recovery Centers in Atlanta and New York City also offer pre- and post-treatment services.

The Caron centers provide professional and satisfactory care to all individuals from teens, and adults, to those suffering from chronic pain, executives, and even healthcare professionals and legal professionals.  

It is no wonder Caron’s treatment care plans are so successful as they are customized to meet the needs of individuals and families. The treatment centers have highly trained teams prepared to address co-occurring disorders.

Caron offers a unique approach to ongoing recovery care support for its former patients and their families, such as peer groups and other resources during the first year of transition following discharge.

In the published article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chief Medical Officer discusses how it was unheard of to have a young person come into Caron with marijuana-induced psychosis. Yet, now the Officer claims he sees it regularly.

It is generally more common in the younger population from the ages of 18-26, Garbely says. He goes on to mention that marijuana is legal for medical uses in more than half the states in the country, but argues it is becoming a great concern how people depend on this drug.

The statistics speak for themselves, and in the article, Garbely states how in-patient admissions have increased with those being admitted for marijuana addiction rising to over 27%. 

Chief Medical Officer Garbely advises the public to be careful and be aware of the consequences of using marijuana as there is a definite ‘misperception’ about the drug particularly in teens and young adults who believe it can do more good than harm, but that is not the case as it can cause some terrible reactions making them use more frequently.  

Contact Caron today if you have any questions or queries about rehab in Philadelphia, or about the recent article by their Chief Medical Officer. Caron has been supporting lifelong recovery and addiction in Philadelphia. You can email them today at [email protected] or call them on 8008546023 for more information. Additionally, you can go online to their website, where they have linked The Philadelphia Inquirer article at


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Plymouth Meeting
PA 19462
United States
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