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 Rhode Island who used marijuana in the past year is 137,000. Of the 137,000, 16,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 58,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 64,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 262,000. 28,000 were ages 12 to 17, 85,000 were 18-25 and 149,000 were age 26 or older.
There are many laws in the state of Rhode Island that protect those who use marijuana for medical reasons. Medical Marijuana in Rhode Island is legalized, by the Rhode Island's Medical Marijuana Act. Legalized medical marijuana is used to treat chronic pain or diseases which can include seizures, headaches, anxiety, chronic pain, Crohn's disease, and certain types of Cancer. Residents in the state of Rhode Island must need a written certification from their physician. Residents who have permission to carry marijuana can carry up to 2.5 oz on them. Patients may grow their own marijuana plants up to 12, and caregivers or physicians about to distribute medical marijuana can grow up to 24.
Those who believe they have a serious problems can enter a Marijuana Treatment and Rehab Center in Rhode Island. 95% of rehabs today however, involve the 12 steps which is based on religion, powerless and addiction.
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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.