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 Utah who used marijuana in the past year is 148,000. Of the 148,000, 25,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 75,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 48,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 220,000. 30,000 were ages 12 to 17, 83,000 were 18-25 and 106,000 were age 26 or older.
Over the last few years more and more residents are fighting to make medical marijuana legal in the state of Utah instead of fearing it as a unruly drug. Attitudes have turned in favor of Marijuana and claim the benefits of marijuana outweigh the negatives. In fact less than 30% of the American population are opposed to legalizing medical marijuana in Utah. Currently possessing an ounce or less can end in a penalty of 6 months in jail. Legislation in Utah however in 2013 was shot down to reform laws regarding marijuana in Utah. Some legislators in this state are more for marijuana and are fighting the Marijuana Policy Project, others agree it will only cause harm and more criminal activity. Marijuana when used for medical purposes can help manage stress, chronic headaches and pain. It also has be noted to help cancer patients through their journey. People will always believe they need to go to Marijuana Treatment and Rehab in Utah, but in the long run it may not benefit them to attend a 12 step program which makes up over 90% of rehabs today.
People from the State of Utah 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