How Marijuana Addiction Affects Communities

How Marijuana Addiction Affects Communities

Drug use is unfortunately common. Some drugs provide pain relief or help with mental or physical illnesses, but others are taken or abused for recreational and pleasure reasons. A common example of the latter is marijuana. Marijuana causes physiological and psychological effects but is often seen as harmless. What users of marijuana do not take into account is the effect their habit has on those around them. A marijuana addiction affects relationships at home, at work and in the community.

The Negative Effects of Marijuana Use

Modern life is often stressful, but we need to face and overcome our challenges in positive ways. Marijuana use is a retreat from reality and not a solution to life’s problems. Its effects on your brain and body affect your life. Marijuana use changes how friends and community members view you. Decisions made while under the influence affect your life and the life of loved ones, peers, coworkers and more. Some of the greatest effects of marijuana use in the community are legal in nature. Possession can lead to imprisonment and fines. A history of use can impact employment, finances and more. Families that rely on a user will no longer have his or her support.

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If you or someone you know is using marijuana, find help today. Call our toll-free helpline to learn more about your options for recovery.