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.
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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.