According to studies performed by the Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2003 and 2004, the total number of people ages 12 and older in the state of Georgia who used marijuana in the past year is 663,000. Of the 663,000, 106,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 226,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 331,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 340,000. 51,000 were ages 12 to 17, 123,000 were 18-25 and 165,000 were age 26 or older.
There are some in Georgia who feel that marijuana should just be legalized due to the harmful effects and deaths this synthetic weed has caused. In 2010, there were 2,906 calls and 10 users that were admitted into the hospital in the critical care units and in 2011, it increased to 6,959 calls and up to 45 admissions into the hospital. Georgia Lawmakers passed the SB370 Chase's Law in 2010 making it a felony to sell and manufacture synthetic marijuana. If you have attended a marijuana rehab or treatment center in Georgia and are still having a hard time breaking away from this type of life, please don't feel alone. There are non-12 step programs that have people available who will understand your situation and will show you other options that are available and that you have the freedom to choose what is best for you.
People from the State of Georgia call St Jude's everyday to learn more about how our Non 12 Step and Non Treatment programs differ from Marijuana treatment and rehab.
It is important to understand that relapse is not a natural part of Marijuana "recovery" because if you choose to stop using Marijuana today; there is no scientific evidence that proves you need to admit to being an alcoholic to remain sober.
You can lead a life free from any substance, but first you need to make the choice and take responsibility for your actions. This might seem hard right now, but your choices will lead to a greater and more fulfilled life. Call Today 1.888.424.2626