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Marijuana Addiction

In America, there is a serious drug problem and most people do not realize that marijuana is a bigger part of the problem. More young people are now in treatment for marijuana dependency than for alcohol or for other illegal drugs combined.

Some Effects of Marijuana:
  • Problems with memory
  • Problem-solving and learning
  • Personality changes
  • Inability to understand things clearly
  • Inability to retain information
  • Lack of motivation
  • Poor coordination of movement
  • Apathy
  • Drowsiness
  • Growth disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Paranoia
  • Lowered reaction time
  • Increased heartbeat (and risk of heart attack)
  • Suppression of the immune system
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Hostility
  • Relationship problems
  • Changes in eating and sleeping habits
  • Reduced inhibitions and impaired judgment
  • Developing some kinds of cancer
  • Breathing problems similar to smoking (cough and wheezing)
  • Abnormalities in brain structure
  • Increase of abnormally structured cells in the body
  • Reduction of male sex hormones
  • Rapid destruction of lung fibers and lesions to brain could be permanent
Signs of use:

Changes in a person’s behavior may indicate marijuana use include:
  • Withdrawal, fatigue, and depression
  • Carelessness with grooming
  • Hostility and relationship problems
  • Changes in academic performance and increased absenteeism or truancy
  • Loss if interest in favorite activities, including sports
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits