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.
You have taken the time to seek help because of your "addiction" to Marijuana. You might be looking at rehab centers or treatment centers in Mississippi and wonder what the best option for you is. Even if you do not choose St Jude's as your program, at least let us tell you one thing. You and only you can make change possible. You are not diseased, and your current circumstances do not need to dictate the course of your life from this moment forward. When you can call a Marijuana treatment center you will most likely talk to a caring person, but with the wrong message, being that addiction is a disease. Remember that no matter what you decide... you can change