Marijuana takes a toll on the developing brain

Many youth use marijuana because they think it does no harm. It can often be difficult for parents to get through to their kids that their use of the mind-altering drug can have serious repercussions in their lives.

But marijuana takes away more than interest in previously-enjoyed activities and can cause an addiction that can steal years from life. It can also have long-term damaging effects on mental health and brain development.

That’s why we share with you this handy information-packed graphic from the National Institute On Drug Abuse. It nicely illustrates the long-term damage young people can cause in themselves and what they risk losing in the long term by starting a marijuana-use habit.

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