DRUG ABUSE - than 1 percent of the American population are...

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DRUG ABUSE Many adolescents and young adults use marijuana as a recreational activity, they believe that Marijuana does not affect you at all, but what they believe is a lie. Marijuana affects you both physically and psychologically. Teens who use marijuana are more prone to commiting crimes such as murder, running away, suicide, and much more, more than non-using teens. Scientists have found that when THC enters the lungs, it immediately carries to the brain through the chemicals in the body into the organs, including the brain. Despite popular belief by teens, THC effects the memory and learning and perception in the short- term, research has found that the long-term effects are an increase in the stress response system and changes in the activity of nerve cells. Less
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Unformatted text preview: than 1 percent of the American population are addicted to Marijuana, an even smaller percent depend on Marijuana to live. Some behavioral and psychological issues with Marijuana are experimenting with other drugs,running away from home, stealing, violent behavior, suicidal thoughts, vandalism, Marijuana users are more socially withdrawn, physically in pain, more anxious and depressed, they have attention problems and as aforementioned, they have suicidal thoughts. 60% of teens start experimenting with Marijuana before they are 15. There are over 200 nicknames or street names for Marijuana, including Pot, Grass, Weed, and Mary Jane. Marijuana is by far the most commonly used illicit drug....
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSYCH 250 taught by Professor Herrick during the Fall '08 term at Mesa State.

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