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 New Mexico who used marijuana in the past year is 186,000. Of the 186,000, 34,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 71,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 81,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 358,000. 53,000 were ages 12 to 17, 142,000 were 18-25 and 164,000 were age 26 or older.
Natural marijuana is no longer the big threat in New Mexico, it has become synthetic marijuana or most popularly known as Spice, Texas Tea, K2, Mystic Monkey, and Route 69. Users can either drink like tea or smoke it and usually runs at about $20 a gram and is the size of a sugar packet. In June of 2012, law enforcement seized over 4,000 packets of Spice from a local business owner and was charged. Governor Susana Martinez passed a bill and now made New Mexico the 16th state that has banned synthetic marijuana.
To those who are searching for a marijuana rehab and treatment center in New Mexico, just know that there are non-12 step programs, cognitive behavioral education programs and non-treatment programs to choose from. In these programs you will NOT be in a room with numerous people, taking replacement meds to ease your withdrawal symptoms and labeled as an addict. The instructors at these programs will show you that you are not an addict and will give you the tools that you need so you can accomplish the positive change you want in your life.
Over the last two decades people have called us with Marijuana problems wondering if their addiction to Marijuana was in fact a disease. The truth is that it is not. People from New Mexico as well as many other states overcome Marijuana problems every day without treatment and endless meetings.
If you want to live a life free from Marijuana addiction please call St Jude's. We have helped many people from New Mexico find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.