America, Can we talk about your drinking & pot use?

Yes, this article addresses the impact of alcohol on your life. Effectively, alcohol can take down every element of your life and destroy it. Why not take stock of the impact and use of alcohol and/or drugs on your life? Data show that there has been a steady increase in alcohol use since 2000. Especially alarming is the increase in the 50+ age groups. However, binge drinking in colleges has been rampant.

Pot smoking and use of other drugs has been on the rise also. Take a look at this USA Today report. Grades plummet with alcohol use and week. GPA's suffer drastically over time.

Some of the psychological consequences of smoking marijuana include:

  • Memory lapses
  • Concentration problem
  • Motivation decrease
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Anger
Physical reactions:
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Shallow breathing
  • Increased appetite 
  • Slowed reaction time
Is it worth it? How is your life compromised or changed as a result of your use? Relationship difficulties, legal problems, isolation, job issues, anger, depression, sleep problems, and avoidance of taking on new challenges. 

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