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.
Many New York Marijuana treatment centers will make you believe that the only solution to your problems is in fact Marijuana treatment. This is not true. People overcome Marijuana every day without treatment and without addiction professionals dictating how their lives should be lived.
At Saint Jude's We have developed a program that is based on more than two decades of research. This research proves that people have the inner ability to change their thinking and actions accordingly... this means that people can, just with the power of choice, change their behaviors permanently.
If you are in New York and currently seeking a rehab or treatment center for Marijuana, please Call St Jude's to learn how you can change your life forever without demeaning labels and endless meetings