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.
For many Marijuana addiction seems like an impossible substance to overcome because of how heavy their Marijuana use might seem. The truth is that, people do make the choice to stop using Marijuana every day, with or without treatment. You don't need to hit rock bottom to truly understand that your life can have a greater meaning. If you are seeking help for You don't need to hit rock bottom to truly understand that your life can have a greater meaning. If you are seeking help for Marijuana and or other substances in West Virginia, please call St Jude's today. We Have helped thousands just like you over the last two decades and know that a better life is waiting for you free of all substances, including Marijuana.
You might be wondering how is Saint Jude's different and how we can possible help you any better or differently than Marijuana treatment centers. Please let us assure you that here at St Jude's we will not label you with a disease or make you feel like change is impossible. Only you dictate the course of your future... we are here to show you that Marijuana addiction is not the problem. Call today if you live in West Virginia to learn how and why people have come to St Jude's to find the Permanent Solution to Marijuana Addictions.