Miley Mental Breakdown Caused By Pot?

mileysmokingpic1Was Miley Cyrus’ emotional mental breakdown over Floyd’s death caused by smoking pot? Researchers found that young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion.

The study to be published on Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience differs from many other pot-related research projects that are focused on chronic, heavy users of cannabis. The collaborative effort between Northwestern University’s medical school, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School showed a direct correlation between the number of times users smoked and abnormalities in the brain.

What we’re seeing is changes in people who are 18 to 25 in core brain regions that you never, ever want to fool around with,’ said co-senior study author Dr. Hans Beiter, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University.

In particular, the study identified changes to the nucleus accumbens and the nucleus amygdala, regions of the brain that are key to regulating emotion and motivation, in marijuana users who smoke between one and seven joints a week.

The researchers found changes to the volume, shape and density of those brain regions. But more studies are needed to determine how those changes may have long-term consequences and whether they can be fixed with abstinence, Beiter said.

‘Our hypothesis from this early work is that these changes may be an early sign of what later becomes amotivation, where people aren’t focused on their goals,’ he said. The study, which was funded in part by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, comes as access to pot is expanding following 2012 votes in Washington state and Colorado to legalize its recreational use. The drug remains illegal under federal law.

Pot legalization advocates make the argument that marijuana is safer than alcohol a central part of their campaigns. Other research has found drinking alcohol alters the brain, Beiter said. But while researchers do not know exactly how the mental rewiring seen in pot users affects their lives, the study shows it physically changes the brain in ways that differ from drinking, he said.

This latest study fits with other research showing marijuana use has significant effects on young people because their brains are still developing, and Beiter said he has become convinced that marijuana should only be used by people under 30 if they need it to manage pain from a terminal illness.

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  • Rocky

    This is bullshit and everyone knows it. Marijuana does more good than harm, and Miley isn’t mentally broken, she’s fucking sick. The girl can’t even lay in a hospital bed in peace.

    • a

      I think it’s fine for most people, but lets be real, think of the hardcore pot heads at school. They’re obviously mentally slow. Lol, at least the ones I know. I smoke every so often, but I feel like once its really habitual, it fucks up SOMETHING in your head. FUCKING LOOK AT SNOOP DOGG AND TELL ME MARIJUANA HASNT DONE SHIT TO HIM.

      • a

        But at the same time, I don’t think Miley’s one of those people affected by drugs. I think she just has had a lot to be stressed out over, and that obviously will take a toll.

    • http://radiants0ul.tumblr.com/ getlikemiley

      BLESS YOU

  • Alii

    Weed can give people serious anxiety and panic attacks, too. It can happen to anyone, no matter how long they’ve been smoking. I don’t know if the chances increase when you’re emotionally stressed but it’s a possibility.

  • Zaina777

    Moral of the story:Drugs are bad.

    • porter

      tell selena who is using worse cocaine

      • Zaina777

        Naw, I think Miley is using a lot worse drugs than Selena.

        • BrokenArrow18

          “Moral of the story:Drugs are bad”

          • Zaina777

            What’s your point?

          • http://radiants0ul.tumblr.com/ getlikemiley

            I think her point is drugs are drugs whether they’re worse or not. lol

          • BrokenArrow18

            yup :) somehow it’s all bad when it’s miley

          • http://radiants0ul.tumblr.com/ getlikemiley

            nothing new lol

          • BrokenArrow18

            it’s getting really really old lol

        • Tiffie McFarlane

          nope selena is worse

          • Zaina777

            I’m pretty sure Miley is worse,kiddo.

          • Tiffie McFarlane

            all she really does is party and smoke weed,selena does other types of drugs which are worse than any equivalent of weed..

          • Zaina777

            Yeah, but you’re just assuming that Selena does worse drugs when you no proof or facts that she does.

          • http://radiants0ul.tumblr.com/ getlikemiley

            I get miley smokes weed, but aren’t you assuming she does worse drugs?

          • Tiffie McFarlane

            but she went to rehab,they don’t admit you or accept you in rehab for petty drugs

  • thecat61

    Lets not forget that Miley was 3000 miles away when Floyd died and I think that’s what hit her hard the most. Not being able to grieve at home. Then there’s the fucking tabloids and their B.S. Son of a bitch, just leave the girl alone.

  • Rah

    From my own experience, weed is the least harmful when compared to alcohol and cigarettes. It’s also not addictive, I grow my own weed and smoke about four times a day, depending on what I’m doing. Obviously I don’t know if there’ll be long term affects, but my mental health is great, and I don’t get ill or have a smoker’s cough.

  • A

    She has bottled up everything, her dog dying to having to give away her dog ‘if I am right’ she would had mental breakdown with or without drugs
    You can only keep things bottle up for so long till the lid pops

  • laura

    I thought everyone already knew this? Same with alcohol, all messes with your brains and makes you dumber. Moral of the story, don’t smoke pot or drink alcohol every single fucking day, it isn’t that hard..

    • Marina And My Diamonds

      Sadly (too many) people still don’t understand, they think it’s harmless.

      • laura

        People are fucking dumb. Smoking weed is just as bad as smoking cigs, you put tobacco in it anyway.. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with drinking once in a while or smoking a joint but know your limits. If you have to smoke everyday, you know you’re screwed.

        • JonasCanada

          thats the key, is to know your limits. people can get dependent on weed just as much as alcohol and cigs!

        • anna

          some people drink everyday and theyre doing just fine.

          • Marina And My Diamonds

            And it’s going to catch up to them. You drink water everyday because you need it. You don’t need alcohol therefore it shouldn’t be in your system everyday.

          • laura

            Depends on what you drink and how much you drink but their liver still be ruined. Alcohol is a drug, don’t forget that.

        • Marina And My Diamonds

          People say “I smoke weed 5 times a day, I’m not addicted and I’m doing just fine.” ….. Mhm, riiiight.

          • laura

            I know someone who smokes pot everyday and his mind is just empty. Like you talk to him and you can tell he isn’t thinking about anything at all, he just stares and laughs. Which is sad because he used to study engineering and was the best one in his year..

          • James.

            Not everyone is like that. If someone is smoking weed every day then it isn’t the weed to blame, it’s them. They obviously want to escape reality very badly. The weed just helps them do that. Weed is not addictive.

          • Marina And My Diamonds

            That is sad. Awh you made me frown.

        • James.

          How is smoking weed, a natural plant with medicinal purposes, just as bad as smoking tobacco? Tobacco has over 3,000 chemicals in it and kills people every day. No one has ever died from weed. EVER.

          • laura

            Because you put the tobacco in your blunt. I don’t know how you americans smoke weed but here in Europe you use tobacco and weed. If you’d learn to read, you would know it said ‘you put tobacco in it anyway’. Seriously, I’m not even against weed so chill.

          • Marina And My Diamonds

            In America they sometimes add actual chemicals, embalming fluid is one of them just for example. Pure weed doesn’t get you as high that’s why they add so much sh*t to it.

          • laura

            Eww here a lot of people just have their own plant so you just use your friends’ weed: all organic haha

          • James.

            That’s the biggest bs I have ever heard. I’ve been smoking weed here and there for about 6 years now and I have NEVER had or heard of anyone I know having weed that was laced. Weed does get you really high if you are smoking good, well grown herb that was properly planted and grown. The whole “it could be laced” thing is what school teachers, parents, above the influence commercials and other people who have never smoked weed in their life say as propoganda to get other people to think it’s dangerous and scary. THINK ABOUT IT. Why would a drug dealer pay more money to give you free drugs? They would just SELL the pcp (embalming fluid) to you and make the money themselves. No drug dealer in the right minds would give you extra sh*t for free. Trust Me. No offence, but it seems you’ve never smoked and only know about what you hear people say. I have asked many, many, many people and never has anyone I know ever gotten laced weed. “Pure Weed doesn’t get you as high.” That is just about the stupidest sentence I have heard this year. Lol. If you’re smoking regs or mids then yeah, you’re not going to get high but if you’re getting top shelf grade A dro then you will get high off it.

          • Marina And My Diamonds

            You could have dropped all the “no offence” because you definitely meant to be offensive. But I didn’t take offence that you think I’ve never smoked it (which I have several times). So I know from personal experience and not just “propaganda” surrounding weed. I think you’re quite naive.

            Once I learned about weed, that was the very reason I never tried it again. I educated myself on it, it can be a very dangerous drug.

            Weed has often times been laced with acid, codeine, heroin, crack, and as I wrote before, embalming fluid (which is chemically not the same thing as pcp but slang term for pcp not the real embalming fluid, just want to clear that up) etc.

            Most people do not know how their weed is cooked up and will just take someone’s word that it isn’t laced. Very naive to think a drug dealer would tell you otherwise. They’re not going to tell you anything that’s going to compromise their business, hell they’ll continue to tell you anything they need to to sell it.

            I will explain further. The silliest thing I did was smoke (eat weed cookies and brownies) and not know what the hell I could have been putting in my body. My Mother and my Dad use to smoke weed together when they were younger (before they had kids). So my Mom made a joke about roach spray in weed when my sister bought me weed cookies to try for the first time. She told me how “back in the day” people would go as far as to putting chemicals in the weed just to get a bigger buzz. I seriously didn’t believe her but I looked it up, there’s even sites that help you identify whether your weed has been laced.

            I’m not really trying to prove anything to you because I don’t care to but I do tend to overly care about other people. So while you went out your way to down talk me and defend a drug I will leave you with a link. I think you should educate yourself a bit more before insulting someone that has researched it and experienced it for themselves. Lol I’m not even against weed I’m just not all for it.

            https://www.google.com/search?q=weed+laced+&oq=weed+laced+&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.6183j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=0&ie=UTF-8

          • James.

            First of all, acid can’t be smoked. If you were to smoke acid, literally nothing would happen because it has to be taken orally for the effects to reach your brain. Or if it a ton of it is absorbed through your skin. & As for crack, crack is a rock. So… you would be able to see the crack rock poking out of your weed. Pcp is a hard drug to find where I live and pretty much everyone here just smokes weed. I live in Washington where it is legal for recreational and medical use. I’ve been buying my weed from the same guy for the past three years and he grows it himself and sells it to dispensaries. He actually has a license and a permit to be able to do this. Him and I are very good friends and I babysit his children. I’ve done a few other drugs before, drugs I am not proud of doing, during dark times of depression; so I know what other drugs feel like and I know what weed feels like. I have NEVER had weed laced with anything. I’m sure that somewhere in the world, there is weed that is laced. but only people who don’t really know what they are doing are going to get laced weed.

            Not saying it doesn’t happen, just saying it is very unlikely. Just like how if you get in a car you could get in a car crash, or if you walk into a public area, someone could possibly come out with a gun at any moment and kill everyone.

            Life is full of bad things that can happen.

            I have extremely terrible anxiety that prevents me from enjoying my life and being able to feel like myself. The doctors have tried giving me many different pharmaceuticals and you know what I realized? Man made drugs, pills; are just straight poison. They always made me feel so weird and drugged out and unlike myself, and then the withdrawls and side effects and come downs… it’s just not worth it.

            Weed is the only thing that has ever helped with my anxiety. & I don’t rely on it, I don’t need it every single time I have anxiety. I can smoke weed on Monday and then for the rest of the week, no joke, my anxiety is way lessened. It gives me clarity and focus over my life and helps me feel calm. I don’t need it, but it does help and it has never given me withdrawl, side effects, or addiction in the way that all the pills the doctor would throw at me do.

            Yes, weed can be bad if used every single day or for the wrong reasons. Just like with everything else, moderation is the key.

            I’m sorry if you thought I was being rude, I suppose I was but it wasn’t my intention. It’s just something that has helped me from having to go to the hospital before while having severe panic attacks, so of course I will defend it.

            I mean, honestly, our food and water is more dangerous than weed. The cancer causing pesticides that get sprayed onto our crops. & The genetically modified/engineered food that is pretty much everywhere in America is just terrible. I eat all organic food. So, I’m honestly probably more healthy than your average American who doesn’t even smoke weed.

            It helps a lot of people. Nothing is all bad and nothing is all good. Nothing is black and white in life.

    • http://radiants0ul.tumblr.com/ getlikemiley

      I don’t think she smokes and drinks every day. Especially being on tour.

      • laura

        Oh I wasn’t saying that, I was just talking about the research they did and how it was old news. I seriously hope Miley is doing better tbh

        • http://radiants0ul.tumblr.com/ getlikemiley

          I just wish she didn’t glamorize it or put it out there so much that she does.

  • boystan

    she’s gonna die if she keeps smoking pot

    • James.

      You’re stupid as hell.
      Weed does not kill you.
      No one has EVER died from it.
      You ignorant little twat.

    • James.

      No one has ever died from weed, you fool.

      • boystan

        i have, only had one hit and fell dead. they brought me back to life thankfully! praise jesus!

  • boystan

    pls dont do like amy

  • 18canada18

    Okay, let me just say that in my opinion the cause of all these shenanigans is definitely the death of her dog and like what one user said; being so far away.

    I also believe she uses harder drugs, not just weed. Which mentally and emotionally can f**k you up.
    I’m not here to try and brag about my lifestyle but I’ve been smoking green since I was 16 till now and I’ve always went above and beyond with my school work, I’ve stayed in after school, lunch times.
    Hell even one of my jobs I got promoted to a supervisor but there’s no real bragging rights I suppose being a retail job but all I’m saying is weed itself does not make you lazy nor stupid. It’s the person themselves that is unmotivated and lazy.

  • thecat61

    I don’t think this has anything to do with her partying. I mean yes she does party but when is the last time (pics) we’ve seen her partying (clubs) after a show? She is the energizer bunny. She just keep’s going and going and anyone who has seen her show will say that she gives 110% every night. I think her battery ran out and now she needs the rest and I’m hoping they’re pumping her full of iv fluid’s to rehydrate her.

  • Grammy Winner Taylor Swift

    After she bragged about doing tons of illegal drugs – she ends up in the hospital.

    Karma!

  • James.

    This is total bullshit.

    Weed does not cause “mental breakdowns”.
    This is some shit that only people who have never smoked weed would say.
    If you haven’t tried it, don’t talk shit about it because you have no idea what the effects are. For me,it helps me with my depression and anxiety. It is very therapeutic and has many medicinal benefits. I just graduated from High School with a 4.0

    • thecat61

      Congrats to you!!!!

      • James.

        Thank you.

  • BrokenArrow18

    She needs a rest of everything.

  • http://radiants0ul.tumblr.com/ getlikemiley

    AW I MISS THIS SO MUCH SHE WAS SO RADIANT AND FUCK

    • Queen Amanda Bynes

      i use to think her real hair was short back then lol,it actually is super pretty like this .she looks hot