In the news: Marijuana, synthetic drug use on the rise

December 22, 2011

WIFR-23 in Rockford spoke to Rosecrance about the recent rise in marijuana and synthetic drug use.

From the article:

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports more teens use marijuana each year. Rehab counselors at Rosecrance say they are seeing the same thing here in the Stateline. Among the teens admitted for treatment last year, more than 70% say pot is their preferred drug. Counselors say synthetic marijuana is also a big problem.

“We have no idea what these children are ingesting when they smoking this substance and you know and we are seeing a significant increase in mental health issue based on the use of this k-2 or spice,” Rosecrance’s Andrea Kaiser said.

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