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.
Over the last two decades people have called us with Marijuana problems wondering if their addiction to Marijuana was in fact a disease. The truth is that it is not. People from Alabama as well as many other states overcome Marijuana problems every day without treatment and endless meetings.
If you want to live a life free from Marijuana addiction please call St Jude's. We have helped many people from Alabama find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.