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 Tennessee who used marijuana in the past year is 353,000. Of the 353,000, 58,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 131,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 164,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 191,000. 25,000 were ages 12 to 17, 75,000 were 18-25 and 91,000 were age 26 or older.
In April of 2013, the Hamilton County grand jury made a recommendation that small amounts of marijuana should be regulated, legalized and taxed just like alcohol. There have been so many arrests that itâ€™s distracting law enforcement from attending much more serious crimes. Tennesseans want to protect the seriously ill from being prosecuted for using marijuana as medicine. If someone in Tennessee is found in possession of even a gram of marijuana it will get you up to a year in jail and anywhere from $250-$2,500 fine. This is destroying innocent families for those who need it medically and itâ€™s costing tax payers monies in several ways.
Marijuana rehab and treatment centers in Tennessee will tell you that you have a disease, that you are not responsible for your actions, label you as a drug addict and powerless when these things are not true. There are non-12 step programs and non-treatment programs that will help you permanently stop substance use and how to stay living a sober life.
People from the State of Tennessee call St Jude's everyday to learn more about how our Non 12 Step and Non Treatment programs differ from Marijuana treatment and rehab.
It is important to understand that relapse is not a natural part of Marijuana "recovery" because if you choose to stop using Marijuana today; there is no scientific evidence that proves you need to admit to being an alcoholic to remain sober.
You can lead a life free from any substance, but first you need to make the choice and take responsibility for your actions. This might seem hard right now, but your choices will lead to a greater and more fulfilled life. Call Today 1.888.424.2626