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 West Virginia who used marijuana in the past year is 140,000. Of the 140,000, 24,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 54,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 63,000 were 26 and older.Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 79,000. 12,000 were ages 12 to 17, 29,000 were 18-25 and 38,000 were age 26 or older.
Medical marijuana use in West Virginia is still not legal. The Marijuana Policy Project and Del. Mike Manypenny, (D) are fighting to legalize it. He states that of all the states that have legally passed medical marijuana use that the substance use in those states have gone down. He is trying to introduce a new bill for terminally ill patients so that they are able to use marijuana without having to live in fear of being arrested. Marijuana is medically used for about nine different diseases including chemotherapy. There was a Public Policy Polling done that showed 53% of West Virginians are in support of medical marijuana use. If this new bill gets passed then hospitals will have to decide if they want it used in their institutions.
There are many marijuana rehab and treatment centers in West Virginia but they do not have many positive results and often influence people to continue treatment by attending recovery meetings. These meetings are not always effective but there are non-12 step programs, non-treatment programs and cognitive behavioral education based programs that will make you understand that you or anyone can change your substance use with the right education and commitment.
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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.