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It's only Marijuana, not hard core drugs- HOW IS IT HURTING ANYONE?

MarijuanaMarijuana, often identified as a “gateway” drug is the most commonly used illegal drug in the U.S. Women utilize marijuana just as often as men and often report they use primarily as a means to relax. Although many of the women suffering from marijuana addiction began using the drug in their early to late teens as a measure to “fit in,” there is an increase in marijuana abuse among adult women.

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With the daily stressors of an uncertain economy, balancing employment and childcare, and an enormous amount of society and self-inflicted pressure to be and do everything, women find marijuana use an easy fix for life’s problems.

Easy, it is not. Just ask a recovering Marijuana user how difficult it is to once again engage in life to its’ fullest without the use of this drug. The short term effects of marijuana use include euphoria, distorted perceptions, memory impairment, difficulty thinking, and struggling with problem solving.

Long term effects of marijuana abuse can produce permanent memory impairment, consistent paranoia, and many health related issues.

Signs of Marijuana use:

  • Euphoria
  • Distorted perceptions
  • Memory impairment
  • Difficulty thinking
  • Poor problem solving
  • Permanent memory impairment
  • Paranoia
  • Increased appetite
  • Rapid heart rate
  • High blood pressure and heart rate
  • Slow reaction time

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