Marijuana misuse

Marijuana misuse and disorders effects are very evident in the way the attack users health

Marijuana misuse and disorders: Effects on learning and social behavior

There is no doubt that marijuana misuse affect’s critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning. In an effort to finding facts about these, researchers studying this compared 65 “heavy users,” who had smoked marijuana a median of 29 for the past 30 days, and 64 “light users,” who had smoked a median of 1 for the past 30 days. After monitoring them very closely for about 19- to 24-hour period of abstinence from marijuana and other illicit drugs and alcohol, the undergraduates were given several standard tests measuring aspects of attention, memory, and learning. Compared to the light users, heavy marijuana users made more errors and had more difficulty sustaining attention, shifting attention to meet the demands of changes in the environment, and in registering, processing, and using information. The findings suggest that the greater impairment among heavy users is likely due to an alteration of brain activity produced by marijuana.

Longitudinal research on heavy marijuana use among young people below college age indicates those who used have lower achievement than the non-users, more acceptance of deviant behavior, more delinquent behavior and aggression, greater rebelliousness, poorer relationships with parents, and more associations with delinquent and drug-using friends. From the research, it was also very evident that there were more anger and more regressive behavior (thumb sucking, temper tantrums) in toddlers whose parents use marijuana than among the toddlers of non-using parents.

Marijuana misuse and disorders: Effects of marijuana on pregnancy

The health of mothers often becomes very delicate particularly during pregnancies and this could become even more complicated with substance abuse. It, therefore, means that any drug of abuse can affect a mother’s health during pregnancy no matter the quantities used. Therefore, this is a time when mothers should take extra special care of themselves. It is true that drug abuse may interfere with proper nutrition and rest, which can affect the good functioning of the immune system. Doctor Akoury states that from the available based on the research findings it has been established that some babies born to mothers who used marijuana during pregnancy were underweight that is to say, they were much smaller than those born to sober mothers who did not use the drug. The understanding of that is that smaller babies are more likely to develop health problems.

As we get to the end of this article, it is important to understand that nursing mother who uses marijuana will definitely pass some of the THC to the baby through the breast milk. Experts at AWAREmed health and wellness resource center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD have established that the use of marijuana by mothers during their first month of breast-feeding can impair the infant’s motor development (control of muscle movement) which is not very good for the baby. Finally, all these threats of life can be avoided or treated professionally if only you could schedule an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury who is an expert in her own right in all matters relating to substance abuse and addiction.

Marijuana misuse and disorders: Effects on learning and social behavior