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 Minnesota who used marijuana in the past year is 426,000. Of the 426,000, 77,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 174,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 225,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 266,000. 40,000 were ages 12 to 17, 100,000 were 18-25 and 126,000 were age 26 or older.
Minnesota currently has many supporters for medical marijuana use that want to make it legal. Governor Mark Dayton is refusing to sign anything without having support from law enforcement. Law enforcement is stating that marijuana is the addictive gateway drug that leads to other illicit drugs and violence. This is upsetting supporters because the Governor is listening to police officers who are not medical professionals and stating that they are not convinced that marijuana relieves pain.
There are many marijuana rehab and treatment centers in Minnesota for anyone who is searching to stop using marijuana. Keep in mind that many of these treatment programs have you involved for a lifetime of recovery and relapse over and over again. If you have not been able to succeed your goal there is another option available. There are non-treatment alternative or non-12 step programs that will help you accomplish your goals.
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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.