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Marijuana: it’s more dangerous than you think

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Is Marijuana Dangerous?  While marijuana has been a hot topic lately marijuana is still an addictive drug that has harmful effects, that can cause brain impairment, addiction, hallucinations, Loss of IQ, and mental illness.  At Bradford Health, we’re reminding people of the risks and dangers of marijuana abuse.

Brain impairment
Marijuana contains a mind-altering chemical called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). When absorbed into the body, THC impairs body movement, causes difficulty in thinking and problem-solving and impairs memory. Some of these effects can last for days after use.

THC is responsible for causing hallucinations and delusions. In recent years, the amount of THC has dramatically risen making marijuana dangerously potent. This increases the risk not only for addiction, but also for severe hallucinations that put users and others around them in danger.

Loss of IQ
Overtime, marijuana causes permanent structural and functional damage to the brain. In addition, some studies show that years of heavy marijuana use reduces a person’s IQ.

Mental illness
Marijuana use can increase your risk for developing a psychosis. Research indicates people who use marijuana are twice as likely to develop schizophrenia. And heavy users are six times more likely.

Learn more or get help
Bradford Health has a proven track record in helping people overcome marijuana abuse. To learn more about the dangerous effects of marijuana use, watch our video. Or if you or someone you know has a problem, call us today: 888.577.0012.

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