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The Danger of Using Marijuana

One recent study has shown that marijuana users under the age of 18 are 4-7 times more likely to develop a marijuana use disorder than adults. Marijuana use disorder is commonly associated with a biological dependence or evidence of withdrawal symptoms when not using the drug. The disorder becomes an addiction when marijuana use interferes with many aspects of a persons’ life and they can’t stop using the drug. Seventeen percent of adolescent who started using marijuana under the age of 18, will become dependent on it. South Bay Connect Treatment Center has the resources for you or a loved one who are struggling with marijuana abuse.

Research suggests that almost 1/3 of marijuana users have some form of marijuana use disorder. Side effects of marijuana use are decreased appetite, irritability and restlessness. With rising potencies of THC content in marijuana and its legalization, there is an increase in the rate of addiction. So get the treatment you need with Dr. Tsuang at South Bay Connect Treatment Center.

Source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/marijuana-addictive

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