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 York who used marijuana in the past year is 1,944,000. Of the 1,944,000, 250,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 684,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 1,010,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 111,000. 18,000 were ages 12 to 17, 40,000 were 18-25 and 53,000 were age 26 or older.
Getting high on marijuana in New York is no longer the only way now. There is now fake pot or what is known as synthetic marijuana and has packaging names as Blaze, Skunk, Mr. Nice Guy, Spice, and K2. They are packaged as fish food, plant food, pond cleaner, herbal incense room deodorizers and are sold at smoke shops, online or at convenience stores. Synthetic marijuana has caused devastating effects including renal failure, seizures, lung transplants, brain damage, heart attacks and death in teenagers and young adults. Synthetic marijuana has been made illegal in the state of New York.
Most people who are interested in getting help usually enroll into a New York marijuana rehab or treatment center thinking these are their only choices of being able to stop their marijuana use. It is important to know that there are non-12 step and non-treatment programs that have helped many stop their use of marijuana. These non-12 step and non-treatment programs will give you the tools and education you need so that you can remain substance free and live a healthier and positive life.
People from the State of New York call St Jude's everyday to learn more about how our Non 12 Step and Non Treatment programs differ from Marijuana treatment and rehab.
It is important to understand that relapse is not a natural part of Marijuana "recovery" because if you choose to stop using Marijuana today; there is no scientific evidence that proves you need to admit to being an alcoholic to remain sober.
You can lead a life free from any substance, but first you need to make the choice and take responsibility for your actions. This might seem hard right now, but your choices will lead to a greater and more fulfilled life. Call Today 1.888.424.2626