Marijuana IS Addictive & Can Negatively Affect Teens’ Brains

Whether you’re a teen or an adult, Marijuana changes how the brain works. It attaches to parts of your brain, and for most people, it tells your brain and body to feel calm and relaxed.

What can marijuana do initially and over time?

  1. Feel less coordinated and react more slowly
  2. Altered sense of time
  3. Anxiety, fear, distrust or panic (with high levels of THC)
  4. Increased hunger in many people
  5. Increased and rapid heart rate
  6. Problems with memory & learning skills
  7. Problems with breathing
  8. Cough or lung sickness (with smoking & sometimes even with vaping) and is 3 times more likely to cause lung cancer and COPD when smoked
  9. Severe nausea and vomiting

Can you become addicted to Marijuana?

Yes, you can. Over time, marijuana can change the way your brain works. If you stop using marijuana, your body can get confused and you can start to feel sick. This makes it hard to stop using marijuana. This is called addiction. Anyone can become addicted to marijuana. It doesn’t matter how smart you are or where you live. There is no way to predict who is likely to become addicted.

Using marijuana as a teen will change how your brain grows because your brain is still growing and changing until you get into your 20’s.

What if someone you know needs help with marijuana addiction?

If you think a friend or family member has a problem with any drugs, talk to an adult you trust, like a parent, coach, or teacher, right away. Remember, treatment is available and people can get better if they want to.

A portion of this article was researched from HERE.

It is the view of NationalAddictionNews.com that THC is very much an addiction.  We feel, after massive research, that it is both  a psychological addiction as well as a physical one for both adults and kids.  The brain is pleasured by marijuana.  When this happens, people will repeat that pleasurable activity over and over again.  Between 30 to 60 days of doing a repetitious act, a habit is formed.  This is how both good and bad habits are created.  While marijuana won’t cause serious or life threatening withdrawal as opioids and other drugs do, it will cause an ongoing habit unless broken.  You will need help, most likely to break it.  A note to Christians is that, if you’re doing this for recreational purposes, DON’T!  This is considered by the Bible as witchcraft/sorcery, know in the Bible by the Greek word, Pharmakeia.  This leads to nowhere else but Hell, so you need to STOP and REPENT NOW.  (φαρμακεία),  Strongs G5331). 

Strongs defines this as:

~the use or the administering of drugs
~poisoning
~sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it
~metaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry

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