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 South Dakota who used marijuana in the past year is 61,000. Of the 61,000, 12,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 26,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 23,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 86,000. 9,000 were ages 12 to 17, 38,000 were 18-25 and 39,000 were age 26 or older.
Synthetic marijuana use in South Dakota is no longer affecting kids and teenagers. It's now affecting adults even in their 40's. A stay at home mom and her husband have four children and they are clueless that their parents use synthetic marijuana. They have been using it every day for the past year and this habit costs them about $630 a month. They state that the effects of synthetic marijuana is more like using harder drugs and it's like trying to stop using heroin. Now she has been coughing up brown stuff that actually tastes like herbal incense and is worried about what it has done to her internally.
In South Dakota there are marijuana rehab and treatment centers that have 12 step programs, inpatient and outpatient rehabs, they have some that are holistic and have programs that will not charge people if the program is government funded. However, at most of these rehabs the user is put on replacement medications for withdrawal symptoms and this only adds on more problems. At a non-treatment or non-12 step program this will not happen and you will have instructors that will guide you down a healthier path that is healthier physically and mentally.
People from the State of South Dakota call St Jude's everyday to learn more about how our Non 12 Step and Non Treatment programs differ from Marijuana treatment and rehab.
It is important to understand that relapse is not a natural part of Marijuana "recovery" because if you choose to stop using Marijuana today; there is no scientific evidence that proves you need to admit to being an alcoholic to remain sober.
You can lead a life free from any substance, but first you need to make the choice and take responsibility for your actions. This might seem hard right now, but your choices will lead to a greater and more fulfilled life. Call Today 1.888.424.2626