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 Alabama who used marijuana in the past year is 309,000. Of the 309,000, 49,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 119,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 141,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 160,000. 24,000 were ages 12 to 17, 62,000 were 18-25 and 73,000 were age 26 or older.
Legalizing marijuana medical use in Alabama is not the only controversy going on. There has been a bigger problem, synthetic marijuana also known as Spice, K-2 and Genie, which is worse than real marijuana. Authorities are having it pulled off store shelves that sell it and it is now a felony if anyone is caught selling or using the substance. It's highly dangerous and deadly because of the pesticides this drug is made with causing kidney problems, suicides and hospitalizations.
Marijuana rehab and treatment centers in Alabama are available for those who still think they need help overcoming their marijuana use. Unfortunately many rehab centers that use the 12 steps are not effective. There are better options including non-12 step programs that are more educational and helpful in changing your life for the better.
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 Alabama 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 Alabama please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.