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.
You might have come to this page because you or someone close to you is struggling with Marijuana Addiction. Maybe Marijuana is not the only substance they are choosing to use and the combination of them is causing great pain to you or to your immediate loved ones. Please understand that there is a better life waiting for you. You may have attended a Treatment Center for Marijuana in New York and are still have difficulties leaving this life style behind. Please know that we understand. St. Jude's has been helping people in this situation for over two decades and we have created a model that will give you the freedom to choose which path you want to take. The responsibility lies within you, you are not dependent on Marijuana to lead a happy life, but in your ability to take responsibility of your own actions.
So if you are seeking a Marijuana Rehab or Treatment in New York please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.