New Study Reveals the Way Marijuana Changes the Brains of Young Casual Users

Marijuana use has become a passionate subject, with strong advocates on both sides of medical or recreational use issues. It must be very hard for a parent to know what to think, and even harder for young people to understand the path they should take. Is marijuana as harmless as some people say? Actually, there is quite a bit of science that provides evidence of the damage that is done when a person begins smoking pot. We have just received word on a new study that reveals changes that occur in the brains of young people who smoke the drug.

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Cocaine is Bad for One’s Heart – in More Ways than One

An article on the American Heart Association’s website outlines the various ways that cocaine is destructive for a user’s heart. According to the article “The Effects of Acute and Chronic Cocaine Use on the Heart,” cocaine is toxic to the heart muscle. It reduces the ability of the heart muscle to contract, and therefore pump blood. The heart muscle will receive less oxygen and this can lead to the death of some heart tissue. Even young cocaine users may suffer damage similar to that of a heart attack which can be hard for medical staff to understand since the risk…

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