Signs & Symptoms - Marijuana

   About Lois
   Continuting Education

   Counseling Services
   Food & Drug Connection
   Drug Resistant Children
   Drug Testing
   Letting Go
   Meetings Calendar
   Parental Denial
   Recovery Diary
   Signs & Symptoms
   Support Groups

   Out of the Snare

   Client Comments

   Client Forms Index

   Consent Forms
   Auth Release of Info
   Eating - Adolescent
   Eating - Adult
   HIPAA Privacy Notice
   Journey Group Client Info
   New Client Information
   New Adolescent - Profile
   New Adult - Profile
   Parental Waiver

   Resource Forms
   Activity Log
   Boundaries - PAD Formula
   Brain Connection
   Family of Origin
   Food Plan
   Foundational Needs
   Hokey Cheesy Model
   Meal Planning Worksheet
   Physical Spiritual Map
   Recovery Diary

   Inventory Worksheets
   Anger Inventory
   Depression Inventory
   Fear Inventory
   Grief & Loss Inventory
   Resentment Inventory

   Contact Us


   Counseling Services
   Food & Drug Connection
   Food Plan
   Letting Go
   Meal Planning Worksheet
   Out of the Snare Seminar
   Parental Commitment
   Recovery Diary
   Signs & Symptoms
   Support Groups

   Experiential Therapy
   HealthRHYTHMS Drumming
   Journey to Freedom

   Freedom Statements
   Letting Go
   Serenity Prayer

   Counseling Services
   Letting Go
   Love & Logic Parent

   Food & Drug Connection
   Love and Logic Parent
   Out of the Snare Seminar
   Speaking Engagements

   Anorexia &/or Bulimia
   Over Eating &/or Binge

   Alcohol & Drugs
   Eating Disorders
   Local Meetings Calendar
   Journey Recovery Group
   Parenting Programs
   Codependency Support

ButterflyContact us



Alcohol Information
Tobacco Information
Marijuana Information
Inhalants Information

Marijuana Information

Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States. In 1997, 49.6% of high-school seniors reported using marijuana at least once, up from 32.6% in 1992.

Marijuana is a green or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. It is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint), in a pipe or bong, or in a cigar emptied of tobacco and refilled with marijuana (called a blunt). It may be combined with another drug (such as crack), mixed into foods or brewed as tea.

Slang terms for marijuana include pot, grass, weed, reefer and Mary Jane.

THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana. The THC content of marijuana has increased from less than one percent in 1974 to current THC levels ranging up to 17%.

Marijuana addiction accounts for more than 120,000 treatment admissions per year. Current studies suggest marijuana causes both psychological and physical dependence.

Possible effects of marijuana include:

  • Euphoria followed by relaxation
  • Animated behavior and loud talking, followed by sleepiness
  • Dilated pupils, bloodshot eyes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Paranoia
  • Impaired memory, concentration and knowledge retention
  • Distortions in depth and time perception, loss of coordination
  • Heightened sense of taste, sight, smell or sound, hallucinations
  • Lower achievement
  • Increase in delinquent, deviant, aggressive or rebellious behavior
  • Relationship and family problems
  • Lung and respiratory system irritations and/or disease

Lois offers help and hope for individuals and families affected by substance abuse.

To schedule a confidential assessment -Contact Lois.


Site Map Site Credits Copyright Lois Thomson-Bowersock. All Rights Reserved.