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.
Many Nebraska Marijuana treatment centers will make you believe that the only solution to your problems is in fact Marijuana treatment. This is not true. People overcome Marijuana every day without treatment and without addiction professionals dictating how their lives should be lived.
At Saint Jude's We have developed a program that is based on more than two decades of research. This research proves that people have the inner ability to change their thinking and actions accordingly... this means that people can, just with the power of choice, change their behaviors permanently.
If you are in Nebraska and currently seeking a rehab or treatment center for Marijuana, please Call St Jude's to learn how you can change your life forever without demeaning labels and endless meetings