Saturday, June 13, 2009

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What Is It About Marijuana That Teens Like So Much? What Gets Them Addicted?

  • Marijuana is addictive. More teens are in treatment with a primary diagnosis of marijuana dependence than for all other illicit drugs combined.
  • Young teens who use marijuana weekly have double the risk of depression later in life.
  • Heavy Marijuana users are more likely than non-users to be diagnosed with schizophrenia later in life. A recent study found that people who had used marijuana more than 50 times before the age of 18, had a three fold increased risk of developing schizophrenia later in life.
  • Weed can cause increased heart rate and make some users extremely anxious or paranoid.
  • Heavy marijuana use impairs young teens ability to concentrate and retain information.
  • The short-term effects of marijuana can include problems with memory and learning.

Some Teens Use Drugs To Run Away From Stress, But Drugs Dont Reduce Stress Or Fix Problems. They Think Drugs Will Make Them Seem Cool Or Tuff, But There Are Other Ways To Get Noticed.

"Stay Above The Influence"

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