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Drug Aware is a program that targets young people with messages about drug use that focus on the prevention of use and associated harm. It aims to do this by providing credible, factual information that helps people make informed decisions. You can find the full articles and references to the emerging research that has been previously mentioned by following the yellow highlighted links on this page drugaware.com.au/Drug-Information/Cannabis/Cannabis-And-Mental-Health

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Using even a small amount of cannabis can increase your risk of mental health problems, including anxiety, paranoia, panic attacks and schizophrenia. 1 in 7 cannabis users report experiencing mental health problems. This risk increases the earlier you start and the more you use.
13 to 17 year olds that use cannabis are 3 times more likely to experience depression compared to those that don’t. This risk increases the earlier you start and the more you use.
1 in 10 people who have used cannabis are at risk of dependence. This risk increases the earlier you start and the more you use.
Using even a small amount of cannabis can affect your ability to remember things, This risk increases the earlier you start and the more you use.