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 Vermont who used marijuana in the past year is 84,000. Of the 84,000, 12,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 31,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 41,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 829,000. 129,000 were ages 12 to 17, 323,000 were 18-25 and 377,000 were age 26 or older.
The state of Vermont has coming a long way in regards to marijuana. Even though a large percentage of their youth population was using marijuana in Vermont there have been laws put into place to legalize medical marijuana use. As for medical marijuana use in Vermont, as of 2013 two dispensaries have opened to allow a steady supply of marijuana to those with chronic pain or illness. They are located in the cities of Burlington VT and Montpelier VT. Medical Marijuana users must obtain a permit to carry and buy medical marijuana all which must be approved by the state and a licensed medical professional. Although legislation has been passed for legal marijuana use people are still concerned with marijuana addiction. Often times they are referred to a Vermont Marijuana Treatment and Rehab Center to help their disease. In all reality addiction is not a disease, and rehab is not always the answer to overcome a drug use problem.
People from the State of Vermont call Freedom Model'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 888.424.2626