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.
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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.