Many people in addiction treatment programs admit to have been introduced to addiction through the use of marijuana in their teen years. This isn’t exactly a new development.

Because the practice is seen as something that is highly recreational and incorrectly viewed as having low risk, teens often find themselves exposed to marijuana quite often. The truth is marijuana (and other “soft” drugs) have many health risks.


If we do not educate our youth about the dangers of marijuana use, we may find it difficult to cope with the number of teens that become addicted to even more dangerous drugs.