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 have taken the time to seek help because of your "addiction" to Marijuana. You might be looking at rehab centers or treatment centers in Nebraska 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