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 Montana who used marijuana in the past year is 106,000. Of the 106,000, 17,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 36,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 52,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 70,000. 10,000 were ages 12 to 17, 21,000 were 18-25 and 39,000 were age 26 or older.
Synthetic marijuana use in Montana is increasing in popularity. If you have never seen it before it comes in little packets and sells from $16-20 and are usually marked â€œnot for human consumptionâ€� and are passed off as air fresheners but are sold behind the smoking counter. People don't realize how dangerous K2 and Spice really are. A former user suffered from paralysis on his face and within five months went from using one and a half grams to ten grams a day. It also causes severe migraines, hallucinations, seizures and even death. It is also devastating to the development of one's mind and literally makes you dumb. No one knows the types or amount of chemicals synthetic marijuana is made with and this is what makes it so deadly.
There are many who attend Montana marijuana rehab and treatment centers but most of these places are a 12 step programs and have therapists that tell you that relapsing is the normal part of recovering and that sends a message to the user that they are powerless and that relapsing is expected. However, there are alternative programs available such as non-12 step programs or non-treatment programs that will help you learn that you are in control and teach you how to live without drugs and alcohol freely.
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 Montana 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