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 Kentucky who used marijuana in the past year is 349,000. Of the 349,000, 53,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 119,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 177,000 were 26 and older.Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 1,418,000. 127,000 were ages 12 to 17, 119,000 were 18-25 and 1,172,000 were age 26 or older.
Marijuana use in Kentucky has made it to third place in the United States for marijuana arrest rates and penalties for possession of one ounce. In 2007, Kentucky had 20,329 arrests for marijuana offenses. However, there has been a recent survey that was done in which Kentuckians supported and that want to legalize medical marijuana for those who are qualified as terminally ill or suffer from chronic severe pain. Kentucky legislators are fighting it and there will be a new bill introduced to support medical marijuana use for those who medically qualify for it.
Marijuana rehab and treatment centers in Kentucky will convince you that you are an addict and have a lifelong disease that can't be cured. This is untrue. You do NOT have a disease and you can move on with your life without having to deal with meetings and rehabs the rest of your life in order to stay sober. There are non-12 step programs and non treatment centers that will show you how to stay empowered and how to change 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.