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.
You might have come to this page because you or someone close to you is struggling with Marijuana Addiction. Maybe Marijuana is not the only substance they are choosing to use and the combination of them is causing great pain to you or to your immediate loved ones. Please understand that there is a better life waiting for you. You may have attended a Treatment Center for Marijuana in Georgia and are still have difficulties leaving this life style behind. Please know that we understand. St. Jude's has been helping people in this situation for over two decades and we have created a model that will give you the freedom to choose which path you want to take. The responsibility lies within you, you are not dependent on Marijuana to lead a happy life, but in your ability to take responsibility of your own actions.
So if you are seeking a Marijuana Rehab or Treatment in Georgia please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.