Effects of Marijuana on the Brain & Body

Understanding Today's Marijuana

Though many people think of marijuana as the peaceful plant from the 1970s, today’s cannabis contains a much higher amount of THC, making it more potent and increasingly addictive. It can also lead to serious health threats and other risks. Long-term usage of this drug can be very damaging, causing a wide range of medical and psychological concerns.

Some of the most common effects marijuana can have on a person include:

  • Negative effects on regular cell formation
  • Feelings of isolation and disorientation
  • Lack of coordination, headaches, and shakes
  • Aggravated mental and emotional state
  • Creating tar in lungs at a higher rate than tobacco
  • Increased heart rate and chronic irritation of nose and lungs
  • Pre-cancerous changes in lungs when smoked
  • Causing harm to developing fetus, causing other birth problems
  • Suppression of normal sex drive and inhibited sexual performance
  • Hindering brain response, function, and results in memory problems
  • Impaired driving ability and skills, including reaction time

There are numerous other symptoms and health concerns a person may face when using marijuana. This issues will also depend on the frequency, amount, and potency of marijuana an individual uses. Those that smoke marijuana containing higher levels of THC will likely face more severe health repercussions.

Take the First Step to Defeating Your Marijuana Addiction

Schick Shadel offers a highly successful marijuana addiction treatment program in Seattle to patients throughout Washington, Alaska, Oregon, California, and across the nation. We offer counter conditioning (also known as aversion therapy) to help diminish cravings for marijuana and restore personal control in your life.

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