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Marijuana contains over 400 chemicals, 60 of which are unique to the marijuana plant. The ingredient which creates the "high" is Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC. THC is a soluble fat, not water. Since the body gets rid of waste through a water system using urine, feces, sweat and blood, THC cannot escape quickly and find its resting place in fatty parts of the body such as the brain, lungs, liver and reproductive system.

Marijuana use has a direct effect on your life. Studies have shown that, despite educational levels and incomes, long-term users of marijuana report less satisfaction in their lives than infrequent or nonusers. Marijuana use has been associated with learning and memory problems, depression and anxiety. Students who smoke marijuana tend to get lower grades and are less likely to graduate from high school. Workers who smoke marijuana are more likely to be absent from or late to work and to experience work-related accidents and more job turnover.

Marijuana's impact on the body includes a link to higher rates of head and neck cancers. Risks are nearly tripled with frequent marijuana use. Studies have indicated that individuals are four times more likely to experience heart attacks within the first hour of use. Using marijuana affects your blood pressure and reduces oxygen in the blood. Finally, marijuana has nearly 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons, or cancer-causing agents than tobacco. Users are more likely to experience lung cancer, lung infections, bronchitis and respiratory problems.

At Ace Recovery for Men we use both a Cognitive Behavioral and spiritual approach to encourage a lifestyle of sobriety. Men find their inner strength so that they do not need the mind numbing effects of drugs. Call us so we can help you stay away from the use of this seemingly harmless drug. Marijuana does have unhealthy affects on the mind and body. Call now 1-866-709-6988.  


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