Mental Health

We reference many articles for the marijuana – psychosis connection.  However, Dr. Thurstone’s blog has a summary of the most recent studies finding that marijuana use can trigger psychosis which can lead to mental health disorders such as bipolar and schizophrenia.   The American Society of Addiction Medicine also has a white paper on marijuana legalization.   The latest DSM-V manual for psychiatry proposes treatment for marijuana addiction and marijuana use disorders.   (In 1999, the addiction rate for marijuana is estimated to be about 9% for adults, and 17% for those who begin use under age 18.)

Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Is Marijuana a Safe Drug?

Updates on the Marijuana – Psychosis Links

Defense of Our Brains

Young brains and Marijuana, Mindy Grieling

Childhood trauma and high ACE scores, a 4-part series:  Healing trauma without medicine;  Part 2:  deep healing of trauma and pain;  Part 3: trauma persists in adulthood, and Part 4: our growing problem of traumatized children 

Conclusion to our 4-part series, Pretty Little Killers

Psychiatry at a Crossroads, Focus on Addiction Medicine

H. R. 4246

Teen Violence

Addiction Treatment


Bursting the Bubble of Marijuana Hype