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 Virginia who used marijuana in the past year is 572,000. Of the 572,000, 94,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 219,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 259,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 73,000. 12,000 were ages 12 to 17, 34,000 were 18-25 and 26,000 were age 26 or older.
In the past few years, citizens have been pushing for legalized marijuana use in Virginia. Despite the apparent "addictive" ingredients in marijuana many states are legalizing recreational and medical uses of the opiate plant. Many addiction specialists or therapists will still refer their patients to Virginia Marijuana Rehab and Treatment Centers despite their lack of effective solutions to drug use. Typically treatment methods for marijuana include the 12 steps of AA or talk therapy. Many specialists will tell people they are addicted and cannot move beyond their disease of addiction. This simply is not true. At this time no legislator is trying to pass a law or take charge of the Marijuana Policy Project which would legalize the use of Medical Marijuana in Virginia.
People from the State of Virginia 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