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 Louisiana who used marijuana in the past year is 355,000. Of the 355,000, 53,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 148,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 154,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 1,652,000. 154,000 were ages 12 to 17, 136,000 were 18-25 and 1,361,000 were age 26 or older.
Marijuana use in Louisiana is still illegal but Louisiana just passed the new House Bill 103 on May 29, 2013 that will reduce marijuana possession penalties for second and subsequent offenses. As for medical marijuana use, they are trying to get the bill amended because marijuana offers medical benefits to many illnesses, diseases and those who live with unbearable pain.
Marijuana rehab and treatment centers in Louisiana will tell you that you are not responsible for your behaviors and consequences and then label you as sick or as an addict. At a non-12 step and non treatment program they will not label you, they will teach you that you are in control and in charge of your life.
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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.