Children aged nine years are admitted to a hospital with serious disorders caused by cannabis, figures show.
More than 3,400 patients under the age of 19 years were admitted last year due to mental and behavioral illnesses triggered by the drug.
Doctors see a "whole new generation" with serious problems that are increasingly buying marijuana through social media websites.
James Hamilton, aged 11, with his retired mother-in-law, Janie, became enthusiastic about cannabis when he was 14 years old and developed psychosis and depression.
James died in July 2015 when he refused to treat cancer in fashion
NZS figures show that admissions due to drug-related disorders among young people for 19 years increased by 38 percent from 2013/14 and only by 10 percent in the previous year.
Although in most cases boys are represented, the girls catch up.
The numbers underestimate the extent of the problem, because only those patients who were so bad that they were admitted to a department or a specialized unit count.
Disclosures have emerged as proof of the damage caused by the super-powerful skins available in the UK.
Last week, a large study in the Lancet Psychiatric Journal showed that strong forms of the drug increased the risk of psychotic disorders five times. A shocking 30 percent of new cases of psychosis in London are associated with cannabis skunk, according to London researchers.
The study, published last week in Lancet Psychiatry, showed that stronger forms of the drug are associated with a five-fold increase in psychotic disorders.
Experts – and teenagers themselves – say that hemp has become much more accessible in recent years through Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook.
Traders publicly post on websites. Many show photos of cannabis in bags and are ready to be published.
Many children consider that hemp is safer than alcohol and that it is easier to get because purchasing does not require identification.
Cannabis is associated with severe mental illness, including psychosis, where patients have hallucinations and illusory thoughts, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and anxiety attacks.
Paul North, who worked for drug treatment services in Yorke and Leeds and is now director of the independent think tank, Volteface, said: 'The easier the young people get drugs is greatly increased.
Media Social media is undoubtedly one of the most common ways to acquire medicines. Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook – very easy [use to] purchase and sale of medicines. There are many different accounts that you can start to follow, which will continuously put drugs for sale.
For the police, this is an absolute nightmare and only have no resources.
About If you think historically of how children were receiving drugs in the 60s, 70s and 80s, you need to stay and find a drug dealer. You have to go to the house and get to know them. Now you can do this only on Instagram and get them to send you or show up in your house.
Dr. Niall Campbell, a consultant psychiatrist at the London Priory Hospital in London, said: "We see that a new generation of teens and those in the early 20 years have been accepted as urgent cases with paranoid psychosis associated with the use of cannabis. .
They believe that they are being watched, followed, and heard by unknown investigators who want to hurt or kill 24 hours a day. This can lead to violent or sometimes suicidal behavior when they flee from imaginary pursuers.
Urban There is this urban myth that smoking cannabis is harmless and can be beneficial. Many people see cannabis as something that helps you cool down – a medicine that, unlike alcohol and cigarettes, is even good for your mental health. Statistics say the opposite. "
The NHS digital data collected by Daily Mail show that in the years 2017/18, 3,414 were recorded for mental and behavioral disorders due to cannabis for children under the age of 19 years. This included two, involving children aged nine years or less.
Ian Hamilton, senior lecturer in mental health at the University of York, said: 'No matter where you are … hemp is much easier to access than alcohol.
Office Office of the Interior has legalized cannabis for medical use and this message was fairly verbal to young people. There is a message that hemp is benign and harmless.
Dr. Derek Tracy, a psychiatrist from the Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Foundation in southeast London, has begun to observe more young people with cannabis-related problems over the past three or four years.
He said: the bridge While most people still get cannabis from their friends, there has been a shift to social media platforms, such as Snapchat. I think it's changing the market.
Figures show that the number of admissions of girls under the age of 19 increased by 43 percent in the four years from 2014 to 2018, compared with a 34 percent increase in boys. It comes during a lengthy debate on whether the United Kingdom should legalize cannabis for recreational use across Canada and some US states.
Supporters – including former Conservative leader William Hague, former Lib Dems leader Nick Clegg and entrepreneurs Sir Richard Branson – say that the drug war was "irretrievably lost". But the opponents, including NHS leader Simon Stevens, argue that legalization of cannabis would increase the level of serious mental illness.
Some critics say that the drug was decriminalized by the police, and the number of prosecutions in possession fell by a fifth in two years.
A government spokesman said: "The government continues to invest in programs that positively affect young people and give them confidence and resilience to drugs."
The departments are full of life, destroyed by this evil drug
Dr. Max Pemberton for Daily Mail
Go to any mental health department like me, and you will be confronted with the tragic victims of our stupid attitude to marijuana.
There is growing evidence that the drug has a daunting impact on young people, not least the worrying Mail of today. A third of cases of psychosis in London is due to research caused by smoking skunk. A second study by the Oxford University found that the risk of depression in teenagers increased by 40 percent.
They join hundreds of other studies that show that marijuana is far from being harmless substances that should be believed to be a dangerous and harmful intoxication substance that greatly affects the structure and functioning of the brain.
Go to any mental health like me, and you will face the tragic victims of our stupid attitude to cannabis
Cannabis is particularly dangerous for the development of the brain of young people, but this group is most likely to experiment with the drug. Undoubtedly, it has been proven that the use of cannabis is associated with depression, anxiety, psychosis and effort, or poor motivation.
A bitter irony is that, as we become socially more and more intelligible about mental illness and are showing greater concern and awareness, the drug directly responsible for the destruction of mental health is so widespread. Especially frustrating are those self-satisfied, aging, liberal types who smoked a drug in the sixties, seventies and eighties and claim that, because they are still here, they should be fine. They are unaware that not only did not many people go through the sixties and seventies, but also that the super-strong skunk of marijuana on the streets today is completely different from what was 15 years old, what Just 30 years ago.
Nevertheless, the police became more and more relaxed with this. The cannabis law is not enforced, which means that the criminal justice system is not supported by parents who bravely try to direct their children away from him. I recall that I visited the home of a young man whose parents were worried about his mental health. With my family, who was nervously waiting in the salon below, I walked unevenly down the stairs and opened the door of the bedroom to find it in the corner. .
Cannabis is particularly dangerous for the development of young people's brain, but this group is most likely to experiment with
He was convinced that the devil was possessed by him, and the demons told him to kill himself. In the end, he was divided and sent to a psychiatric hospital, another defective mind to join many who were lost due to this drug.
His parents agreed that he soon began to change after the acquisition of GCSE. He started using the skunk and rarely came from his room. It was only a matter of time before he ended up at the hospital.
The departments are surrounded by similar examples of life that have been destroyed, sometimes for a short time, sometimes permanently. I have seen dozens of people who have become psychotic with cannabis, and the number has recently increased, as stronger forms have become more accessible.
The lives that were destroyed by cannabis are not shown to everyone because they are locked in psychiatric hospitals.
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James Hamilton became dependent on hemp, aged 14, and developed psychosis and depression.
His parents believe that friends met him with drugs while they stayed with Auntie. They found out when he was 15 years old when his behavior became unusual.
James was later diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and died in July 2015, 36 years after he refused treatment for testicular cancer. His mother, Janie Hamilton, 67, from North Dorset, said that the young men played Russian roulette with their mental health.
The retired teacher added: it is true that some people will use it and avoid them. But when young people try drugs, they will not know until it's too late or affect them. Often the effects are not reversible and they can fight the mental illness to the end of their lives.
Look You can look at your friend and think that they are okay when they smoke him, but the damage is a slow burner and maybe they are already affected. "
Ms Hamilton, who is in the schools dealing with the emphasis on cannabis danger, said her son was "a brilliant writer", "witty" and dreamed of being a journalist.
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KATIE began to smoke cannabis when she was 12 years old. By the age of 13 she spent 30 pounds a day, and she paid for her child's savings account.
She is 17 years old and has not been using the medicine for two years. She suffered a severe reaction after smoking a joint that was enriched with another substance.
Katie from North Yorkshire said: around I visited with much older people. They knew the people who were dealing with him, and with this I got the numbers of traders.
Getting noticed I became really paranoid when I was about 13 years old.
I used to get very angry, just turn around, as a bit psychotic.
"Now people place bills on Snapchat and Instagram and advertise them there."