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Marijuana Brain Effects

Marijuana use is very common. Of all age groups, adolescents are the most vulnerable to the effects of marijuana as their brains are developing and maturing. There is major concern for teens who begin using marijuana at a young age as THC impairs attention, memory and learning. Some types of cannabis have been found to induce psychosis and precipitate schizophrenia. In one study, there is evidence of changes in brain structures involved with processing emotions and memory in adolescent users. South Bay Connect Treatment Program is here for those with addiction to marijuana.

Research like the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study which is currently following 10,000 children ages 9-10 for the next 10 years will help bridge the gaps in understanding of the complex role cannabis has in triggering types of mental disorders like schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety disorders. Because kids at these ages will be more imposable to marijuana, it is important to connect them with people who may be able to help them with their substance abuse before it’s too late. The South Bay Connect Treatment team is ready to help you or a loved one struggling with marijuana abuse. We are a program that helps people with concurrent drug and/or alcohol problems and mental issues, so give us a call today at 310-776-7406!

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