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 North Carolina who used marijuana in the past year is 665,000. Of the 665,000, 116,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 234,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 315,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 1,167,000. 137,000 were ages 12 to 17, 437,000 were 18-25 and 593,000 were age 26 or older.
A synthetic marijuana that is more dangerous and potent has now been making its way through North Carolina. It's called Bizarro which comes in a bright purple package labeled as incense. This new substance is so strong that it is what the experienced ones use. It's been reported that when it's first smoked that it causes severe stomach pain, permanent injuries and death. On July 1, 2013 North Carolina passed the House Bill 813 that anyone who manufactures, delivers, sells, imports or exports from the state or possesses the intent to sell, deliver or manufacture an imitation controlled substance will be charged with a felony. Also, anyone who uses the synthetic substance stated in the bill will be charged with a class 1 misdemeanor.
There are so many people who have attended a marijuana rehab or treatment program such as Narcotics Anonymous in North Carolina to help them stop their substance use but fail to realize that these programs have high drop-out rates and not so many success stories. What most don't realize is that there are alternative programs such as a non-12 step, cognitive behavioral education based programs and non-treatment programs that will help them change at any age with the right choices that are made by them with the right dedication and mindset.
For many Marijuana addiction seems like an impossible substance to overcome because of how heavy their Marijuana use might seem. The truth is that, people do make the choice to stop using Marijuana every day, with or without treatment. You don't need to hit rock bottom to truly understand that your life can have a greater meaning. If you are seeking help for You don't need to hit rock bottom to truly understand that your life can have a greater meaning. If you are seeking help for Marijuana and or other substances in North Carolina, please call St Jude's today. We Have helped thousands just like you over the last two decades and know that a better life is waiting for you free of all substances, including Marijuana.
You might be wondering how is Saint Jude's different and how we can possible help you any better or differently than Marijuana treatment centers. Please let us assure you that here at St Jude's we will not label you with a disease or make you feel like change is impossible. Only you dictate the course of your future... we are here to show you that Marijuana addiction is not the problem. Call today if you live in North Carolina to learn how and why people have come to St Jude's to find the Permanent Solution to Marijuana Addictions.