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 Washington who used marijuana in the past year is 676,000. Of the 676,000, 93,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 236,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 346,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 352,000. 51,000 were ages 12 to 17, 131,000 were 18-25 and 184,000 were age 26 or older.
Marijuana use in the state of Washington was legalized in January of 2013. People are able to purchase pot from a state-licensed store and it is taxed. One of the reasons besides legalizing it for the terminally ill is because of the problems with synthetic marijuana which also goes by names as K2, Aroma, Eclipse, Black Mamba, Dream and Blaze. It's made in underground labs and there is no telling of what kinds of chemicals it is made with. Synthetic marijuana is very harmful especially in kids, teens and young adults because their brains are still developing and it causes cognitive and memory problems as well as psychosis, heart attacks and death. According to SAMHSA 75% of people brought in to the ER were kids from 12-19 yrs old.
There are many people who think that the only way of getting help is from a Washington marijuana rehab or treatment center. This is so untrue. There are now cognitive behavioral education based programs, non-12 step and non-treatment programs available that will educate you and show you that you are not an addict and that you are capable of becoming substance free and staying that way.
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 Washington, 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 Washington to learn how and why people have come to St Jude's to find the Permanent Solution to Marijuana Addictions.