Marijuana Rehab Statistics
In a 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health(NSDUH) survey reported over 16.7 million American 12 year of age and older used marijuana at least once a month with increased usages reported in 2010 of more than 17.4 million. A survey made in 2010 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reports a 7.4 percent rate of current marijuana users ages 12-17, 18.5 percent rate for users 18-25, 6.6 percent rate for users 26 and older, and the largest increase among users 50-59 more than doubling from 3.4 percent in 2002 to 7.2 percent in 2010.
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Frequency usage reports also concluded that, in 2010, 15.7 percent of marijuana users used marijuana 300 days or more over the year, with, 39.9 percent using it 20 days or more a month. Treatment for marijuana was reported for 1,021,000 people, 12 and older, as the most recent treatment received. The widespread increase and availability of marijuana has impacted society in many ways with illicit usage of other drugs and alcohol increasing the number of individuals seeking treatment for marijuana abuse and rehabilitation help. In a survey of 3 million initiations to illicit drugs in 2010, marijuana initiations were the highest at 61.8 percent or around 2.4 million. The average age for first time marijuana users, aged 12 – 49 was 18.4 years with 58.5 percent of those users under the age of 18.
Marijuana rehab statistics vary according to treatment options and locations. There are self help programs, outpatient rehabs and mental health centers, inpatient programs ranging from short term to long term, hospitals, private doctors, prisons and jails. Reported statistics varying by factors but available data shows the effectiveness of participation in any of these programs. Of these programs, self help groups and outpatient rehab facilities have been attended by the most people, with outpatient health centers and inpatient rehabilitation facility participation substantially high also.
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From 2007 to 2010, the main reasons for not receiving substance abuse treatment were lack of health insurance or inadequate coverage, unwillingness to stop using, perceiving ability to manage without treatment, inconvenience, lack of transportation, negative effect on job or opinions of others. Geographical statistics show a higher rate of use in metropolitan areas and other factors account for inconclusive results based on accessibility of contributing factual usage data.