Let’s Be Blunt

Release Date:  Monday, August 1, 2016

Contact:  Whitney Abbott, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator
402-336-2406 x218
whitney@ncdhd.ne.gov

TMarijuana Piche North Central District Health Department and the Area Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition would like to inform the public that marijuana use is linked to an increased risk for mental health problems. “Marijuana use has been linked with depression and anxiety, as well as suicidal thoughts among adolescents. In addition, research has suggested that in people with a genetic risk for developing schizophrenia, smoking marijuana during adolescence may increase the risk for developing psychosis and developing it at an earlier age. Researchers are still learning exactly what the relationship is between these mental health problems and marijuana use.”
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

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August 1, 2016

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