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 Nebraska who used marijuana in the past year is 147,000. Of the 147,000, 25,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 56,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 67,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 70,000. 10,000 were ages 12 to 17, 21,000 were 18-25 and 39,000 were age 26 or older.
Nebraska is one of 14 states that have decriminalized marijuana possession. For a first offense possession up to an ounce is considered to be a civil infraction with a $300 fine and a drug education course with a citation and not an arrest. For a second up to an ounce is a $400 fine and up to five days in jail, a third offense is a week in jail and a $500 fine. Second and third offense possessions are misdemeanors and are citable and a cause for arrest. Marijuana use for medical reasons is still illegal but there are many who are advocating to legalize it for the terminally ill and those suffering from severe chronic pain.
Marijuana rehabs and treatment centers in Nebraska is what most people typically try first and these programs actually convince you that you have a disease and are an addict, which then leaves that substance user feeling like they will be struggling forever and then that sometimes leads them to heavier drug use. There are non-12 step programs and non-treatment programs that will not make you feel this way and show you that you can live a happy life substance free.
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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.