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 Illinois who used marijuana in the past year is 1,027,000. Of the 1,027,000, 156,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 409,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 462,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 576,000. 82,000 were ages 12 to 17, 241,000 were 18-25 and 253,000 were age 26 or older.
Marijuana use in Illinois is not the only problem Attorney General Lisa Madigan is faced with. She is faced with one of the largest uprising public health problems in their stateâ€¦synthetic marijuana. It is sending teenagers and young adults to emergency rooms and to their graves. The Poison Control Center stated that they have more hospitalizations for synthetic marijuana than gunshot wounds and car accidents combined. Last year the poison center received 85,000 calls due to synthetic marijuana or also known as K2, Mr. Nice Guy, and Mr. Smiley to just name a few. These people who take it are playing Russian roulette because they don't know if it will just make them sick, have seizures, or cause death.
Marijuana rehab and treatment centers in Illinois may have you talk to a person on the phone who cares but that person is giving you the wrong message and mindset. At a non-12 step program they coach and teach you how to always look at the positive no matter what situation you are faced with in life.
You have taken the time to seek help because of your "addiction" to Marijuana. You might be looking at rehab centers or treatment centers in Illinois and wonder what the best option for you is. Even if you do not choose St Jude's as your program, at least let us tell you one thing. You and only you can make change possible. You are not diseased, and your current circumstances do not need to dictate the course of your life from this moment forward. When you can call a Marijuana treatment center you will most likely talk to a caring person, but with the wrong message, being that addiction is a disease. Remember that no matter what you decide... you can change