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 Mississippi who used marijuana in the past year is 185,000. Of the 185,000, 28,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 77,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 80,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 107,000. 16,000 were ages 12 to 17, 45,000 were 18-25 and 47,000 were age 26 or older.
Mississippi's Senator is currently trying to legalize medical marijuana use. The bill has been turned down for the fifth straight year. She states that there are medical studies that prove therapeutic benefits for those who suffer from terminal illnesses such as cancer, HIV, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and glaucoma. The University of Mississippi legally grows it for the federal government and then is shipped out to other states where it's legal for patients but what she does not understand is why they won't provide this medicine for their own people in Mississippi who are terminally ill.
Marijuana rehab and treatment centers in Mississippi base their programs off of religion, label you as an alcoholic or drug addict and you are dedicated to recovery meetings and possible relapses the rest of your life. There are now non-12 step programs that will benefit you in so many ways that are healthier for your body and mind and that will truly change your life for the better.
People from the State of Mississippi call St Jude's everyday to learn more about how our Non 12 Step and Non Treatment programs differ from Marijuana treatment and rehab.
It is important to understand that relapse is not a natural part of Marijuana "recovery" because if you choose to stop using Marijuana today; there is no scientific evidence that proves you need to admit to being an alcoholic to remain sober.
You can lead a life free from any substance, but first you need to make the choice and take responsibility for your actions. This might seem hard right now, but your choices will lead to a greater and more fulfilled life. Call Today 1.888.424.2626