Marijuana use in Iowa no longer compares to the recent amount of synthetic marijuana use that is going on. In June of 2013, Federal drug agents raided 11 eastern Iowa businesses for synthetic drugs. They seized hundreds of pounds of synthetic marijuana and stimulants along with money, vehicles and handguns. Smoking synthetic marijuana or also known by many brands as K2, Blaze, and Bizzaro to just name a few, have caused teenagers and young adults to commit suicide, behave violently, hallucinate, have heart attacks, seizures, and many more devastating side effects including death. Some of these side effects can last 3-5 hours or longer and cause permanent brain damage and blindness.
If you have already attended a marijuana treatment center or rehab in Iowa and still having problems trying to turn your life around, then there are non-12 step programs that will help you succeed in accomplishing that positive life change that you desire.
According to studies performed by the Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2003 and 2004, the toltal number of people ages 12 and older in the state of Iowa who used marijuana in the past year is 228,000. Of the 228,000, 33,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 91,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 104,000 were 26 and older.Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 1,081,000. 100,000 were ages 12 to 17, 94,000 were 18-25 and 887,000 were age 26 or older.
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 Iowa 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