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Over the last decade of diagnosing countless young patients with new psychotic disorders, one striking result has stuck out for New York City psychiatrist Dr. Ryan Sultan.

“Of all the people I’ve diagnosed with a psychotic disorder,” he said, “I can’t think of a single one who wasn’t also positive for cannabis.” 

Sultan, an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia Irving Medical Center, is one of many experts raising serious concerns about the increasing marijuana use by adolescents and young adults.

A recent article published on NBC News delves into the complex relationship between marijuana use and mental health among young adults. The study underscores the importance of understanding the potential risks associated with cannabis consumption, particularly for individuals already struggling with mental health issues. The findings highlight the need for support and guidance for those facing addiction-related challenges.

The research suggests that marijuana use during young adulthood can contribute to a higher likelihood of developing mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and psychotic symptoms. While marijuana has been touted for its medicinal properties, the study reveals that its impact on mental well-being should be approached with caution, especially for vulnerable populations.

Recognizing the potential risks, RehabNear.Me offers a lifeline of support and comprehensive resources for individuals and their loved ones facing addiction. Our team understands the unique complexities of substance abuse and mental health struggles, providing personalized treatment options and guidance tailored to each person’s needs.

If you or someone you know is grappling with addiction or facing mental health challenges exacerbated by marijuana use, seek professional help today. RehabNear.Me offers a safe haven for individuals seeking recovery and restoration. Call our dedicated helpline at 855–339-1112 to connect with compassionate experts who can provide the necessary assistance and support on the path to healing. Remember, you don’t have to face these difficulties alone. Take the first step toward a brighter future by reaching out to today.

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Felisa Laboro has been working with addiction and substance abuse businesses since early 2014. She has authored and published over 1,000 articles in the space. As a result of her work, over 1,500 people have been able to find treatment. She is passionate about helping people break free from alcohol or drug addiction and living a healthy life.

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