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 Alaska who used marijuana in the past year is 83,000. Of the 83,000, 13,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 24,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 46,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 49,000. 8,000 were ages 12 to 17, 15,000 were 18-25 and 26,000 were age 26 or older.
Marijuana use in Alaska was once legal and constitutionally protected to be used in the privacy of your own home which was passed in 1975 by the Alaskan Supreme Court. That all changed in 2006 when the state of Alaska made it a criminal possession if someone was found with a small amount. Alaska is now trying to make it legal for adults 21 and over to have in possession up to 1-ounce but it will not be allowed in public. Alaska also has The Healing Center Medical Clinic (THCMC) that offers medical marijuana cards for those who qualify by a doctor to help with many illnesses such as HIV, anorexia, glaucoma, seizure disorders, cerebral palsy and more.
Marijuana rehab and treatment centers in Alaska say that in order to be successful at recovery that you must admit you have a disease but at a non-12 step program they teach you that you don't have a disease and you can be substance free.
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 Alaska 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 Alaska please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.