Marijuana use will affect ones
coordination, and Driving under the influence of marijuana is one of
the major causes of Car accidents among teenagers.
Since 1992, drug use by 12- to 17-year-olds has doubled
Today, in a classroom of 25 students, odds are that three of them
will be drug users
A majority of teens between the ages of 15 and 17 have been to a
party in the last six months where marijuana was available
More teens than ever before are in need of help.
Even the best of homes are being affected by this nationwide
Over fifty percent of all teens use alcohol or drugs
makes you more likely to do something stupid you might regret.
Approximately one in six high
school seniors in the U.S. report driving under the influence of
marijuana and more than half of the teens who drove after using the drug
claimed it did not affect their ability to drive safely. The likelihood
of a car crash is increased by some of the immediate effects of smoking
pot-longer reaction time, poor physical coordination, and impaired
Pot-smoking has been linked with risky
sexual behaviors that increase the likelihood of sexually transmitted
diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Marijuana use by teens-like the use
of many other drugs-can make it harder to keep good relationships with
your friends and family. Marijuana users can become loners or hang out
with people who may not be a good influence, which means that if you
already have good friends and a supportive family, you can grow apart
from them or lose their trust.
Smoking dope can lead to anxiety,
panic attacks, depression, and paranoia-and those problems don't improve
over time. And don't you know someone who can't do anything without
getting high? That's because they're addicted. Sixty percent of
teenagers in drug treatment programs are there because of marijuana.
The people who profit from the $400
billion global drug business-and yes, marijuana is a big part of this
business-are creep factor nine. They're criminals. If you're smoking
pot, you could be the end-user of a product that may have been sold to
help fund these people.
Okay, you now have the facts. Marijuana is riskier than you think.
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