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Effects of Weed

Weed effects include losing interest in health, life, school activities, old friends and goals. But the use of weed creates a lowered awareness that very often prevents a user from being able to see the negative effects it is having on them.

When the effects of weed use are present, a student may fail in school; an employee may lose interest in his or her job. Old drug-free friends may be replaced with new, drug-using friends. But because of the lower awareness, the person is likely to continue to abuse the drug despite the damage being created.

Some of the most common effects of using weed are:


Loss of movitation


Memory loss

Inability to think clearly

The following provides further information on the phsyical and mental effects of weed.

Additions Effects of Marijuana Abuse

brain graphic Effects on the brain

potency graph Increased potency

mind and marijuana Effects on the mind

someone using Specific signs

Life May Just Pass the Person By

One of the most distinctive effects of weed use is the loss of motivation. Students lose interest in school perhaps in part because their ability to think clearly becomes impaired. They may struggle to remember things they are trying to learn. Long-term use is associated with a condition that includes apathy, impairment of judgment, lower ability to concentrate and loss of motivation and ambition. This condition may be accompanied by panic attacks and confusion.

The chronic user may feel that life is just passing him or her by.

Withdrawal Effects of Marijuana

There is a distinct pattern to withdrawal from weed after use has become chronic. The recovering person will be irritable, may be depressed, may have sleeping problems. He or she is sure to crave the drug.

But once weed abuse becomes chronic or addictive, it can and does ruin some people's lives. The family who loves and wants to help this person needs to have a reliable, effective way to deal with the problem.

Recent statistics:

--> Marijuana abuse sending more youth to emergency rooms than any other drug

--> Increase in admissions to treatment for marijuana addiction

Synthetic marijuana (spice)

Strong synthetic drugs spread on herbal material that is then smoked

--> Effects of spice

--> Signs and symptoms of spice use

Read more on weed signs and symptoms

Narconon Can Help a Person Recover their Interest in Life

Once the effects of weed use have appeared, it is possible to find recovery. It is possible to bring back the freshness and enjoyment of life after addiction to weed.

The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program helps thousands of people each year regain a healthy and productive life after addiction. For a person who needs to recover from the effects of weed, Narconon offers a comprehensive program that helps a person rebuild a sober life. The Narconon New Life Detoxification Program is an essential part of this recovery. This sauna-based detox flushes out toxins left behind after weed use, resulting in a sharper ability to think.

Weed Addiction Help

If you are seeking treatment help for recovery from the effects of marijuana use for yourself or someone you love, call today for details: 1-800-775-8750.


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