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.
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 Utah 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 Utah please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.