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PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA

  • Heart
  • Brain
  • Respiratory system, lung, bronchitis (asthma)
  • Immune system
  • Reproductive system
  • May cause cancer (risk of malignant disease)
Consequences of marijuana use - Dr. Vorobjev

PSYCHICAL EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA

  • Disturbed memory and learning difficulties
  • Slower motions and confused thinking
  • Damage to memory
  • Lack of motivation (amotivational syndrome)
  • Aggression and panic attacks
  • Long-term use can cause hallucinations, illusions, loss of personal identity
  • Individually, it affects the development of schizophrenia
Psychological consequences of marijuana use - Dr. Vorobjev

Social effects

  • Poor grades and lack of interest in school (poor grades, frequent absences, laziness)
  • Proneness to violence, fights
  • Problems with peers (leaving old friends)
  • Family problems (lying, cheating, stealing, conflicts, rarely spending time with family members)
  • Deviant behavior and inclination to crime and offenses

Social consequences

1.Family consequences:

  • Communication – the addict establishes disturbed communication patterns
  • Emotional relations – the essential feature is instability
  • Family roles – none of the family members are in a position to be in the role he/she has
  • Financial problems – the family falls into constant existential fear, living from day to day
  • Deformed social relationships – expressed through neglecting old friends
  • An unstable psychological atmosphere in the family of an addict

2. Professional consequences

  • Weak results in learning
  • Unemployment
  • Lack of productivity at work

3. Criminal consequences and other social consequences

  • Aggression, anger attacks, rebellion without a cause
  • A higher rate of deviant behavior that even borders on crime
  • Tendency towards crime, theft, sale of marijuana
  • Causing a large number of traffic accidents, especially in combination with alcohol
  • Seriously interferes with cautiousness, ability to concentrate, coordination and ability to react quickly

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