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Do you have a teen
or pre-teen loved one that suffers from drug and/or alcohol abuse?
"Underage drinking presents an enormous public health issue. Alcohol
is the drug of choice among children and adolescents. Annually, about 5,000
youth under age 21 die from motor vehicle crashes, other unintentional injuries,
and homicides and suicides that involve underage drinking."
"In 2006, 1.4 million youth ages 12 to 17 needed treatment for an alcohol
problem. Of this group, only 101,000 of them received any treatment at a
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE AMONG TEENS IN WEST
Tar Addiction in West Virginia
Information provided in this page is the data described in the
Adolescent Behavioral Health reports derive principally from
national surveys conducted by the Office of Applied Studies,
a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration. Sources for all data used in this report appear
at the end.
HIGHLIGHTS OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE BY ADOLESCENTS
IN WEST VIRGINIA
• In West Virginia approximately 14,000 (10.3 percent)
of adolescents in used an illicit drug in the past month; 9,000
(6.8 percent) used marijuana, and 8,000 (5.9 percent) used an
illicit drug other than marijuana.
• Overall, adolescent males and females in West Virginia
were similar in substance use, abuse, and dependence indicators.
• 5,000 males and 6,000 adolescent females used pain relievers
nonmedically in the 12 months prior to the interview.
• 15.4 percent (21,000) of adolescents used alcohol in
the past month, and 10.4 percent engaged in binge drinking in
the month prior to the interview.
• 7,000 males and 5,000 females abused or were dependent
on or abused alcohol or drugs in the past year.
• Adolescent females were more than three times as likely
as adolescent males to have experienced a major depressive episode
(MDE) in the past year (12.4 v. 3.3 percent).
TEEN ILLICIT SUBSTANCE USE IN WEST VIRGINIA
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in
the United States. According to the
combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
• Approximately 14,000 (10.3 percent) of the 138,000 adolescents
in West Virginia used an
illicit drug in the past month; 9,000 (6.8 percent) used marijuana,
and 8,000 (5.9 percent)
used an illicit drug other than marijuana.
• There were no significant differences in illicit drug
use between adolescent males and females in West Virginia.
The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public
• In West Virginia, 6,000 adolescent females and 5,000
adolescent males used pain relievers nonmedically in the last
12 months prior to the interview.
• There was no significant difference in rates on nonmedical
pain reliever use between females and males ( 9.4 v 7.5).
Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in West Virginia
• In West Virginia 15.4 percent of adolescents (21,000)
used alcohol in the past month, and 10.4 percent (14,000) engaged
in binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as 5 or more drinks
on the same occasion on at least 1 day of past 30 days.
• Rates of current alcohol use and past-month binge drinking
among West Virginia adolescents were similar between males and
ADOLESCENT ALCOHOL AND ILLICIT DRUG DEPENDENCE OR ABUSE
IN WEST VIRGINIA
According to the 20032006 NSDUH:
Nationwide nearly 1.5 million adolescents were dependent on
or abused alcohol in the past year and more than 1.2 million
adolescents were dependent or abused illicit drugs.
Overall, the rates of past-year abuse or dependence on alcohol
were significantly higher for females than males (6.0 v. 5.4
percent), but rates of past-year abuse or dependence on illicit
drugs were similar between males and females.
In West Virginia, rates of alcohol and drug dependence or
abuse were similar between males and females; 7,000 males and
5,000 females abused or were dependent on alcohol or drugs in
the past year.
ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT IN WEST VIRGINIA
State treatment data for substance use disorders are derived
from two primary sources: (1) National Survey of Substance Abuse
Treatment Services (N-SSATS), an annual 1-day census of clients
in treatment and (2) the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS),
which provides information on annual treatment admissions.
According to the 2006 N-SSATS survey:
• West Virginia showed a 1-day total of 8,691 clients
in treatment, the majority of whom
(8,075 or 92.9 percent) were in outpatient treatment. Of the
total number of clients in
treatment on this date, 382 (4.4 percent) were under the age
According to 20032006 TEDS data:
Adolescent males accounted for 61.4 percent (1,029) of the
1,676 total adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions.
Of the total male admissions, 47.4 percent were drug treatment
admissions, 46.2 percent were alcohol and drug treatment, and
6.4 percent were alcohol treatment.
Of the total adolescent female admissions, 44.0 percent were
drug treatment, 47.1 percent were alcohol and drug treatment,
and 8.8 percent were alcohol treatment.
Among adolescent admissions in West Virginia, marijuana and
alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse.
Of the total adolescent male admissions, 87.6 percent (901)
reported marijuana use, and 52.5 percent (540) reported alcohol
Of the total adolescent female admissions, 79.8 percent (517)
percent reported marijuana use, and 56.2 percent (364) reported
Further, 16.7 percent (280) of the total adolescent admissions
reported use of other opiates or synthetics, 15.4 (158) of male
admissions and 18.9 percent (122) of female admissions. 9.1
percent (153) of total admissions reported cocaine use, 6.7
percent (69) of male admissions and 13 percent (84) of female
UNMET NEED FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT IN WEST VIRGINIA
NSDUH 20032006 estimates that more than 1.16 million adolescents
needed but did not receive treatment for illicit drug problems
and more than 1.3 million needed but did not receive treatment
for alcohol problems. NSDUH defines unmet treatment need as
an individual who meets the criteria for abuse of or dependence
on illicit drugs or alcohol according to the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV),
but who has not received specialty treatment for that problem
in the past year.
Rates of unmet treatment need for past-year alcohol and drug
problems were similar between adolescent males and females in
4,000 males (5.1 percent) and 3,000 females (4.0) needed but
did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems.
3,000 females (4.9 percent) and 4,000 males (6.3 percent)
needed but did not receive treatment for past-year alcohol problems.
TOLL FREE TEEN DRUG REHAB HELP LINE IN WEST VIRGINIA:
Facility Data: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment
Services (N-SSATS)–2006 is available at: http://www.dasis.samhsa.gov.
Center for Mental Health Services Uniform
Reporting System Output Tables 2006 is available at: http://mentalhealth.samhsa.
Substance Abuse Treatment Data: Treatment
Episode Data Set–Concatenated File–is available
from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive: http://www.
Mental Health Treatment Data: Center for Mental
Health Services Uniform Reporting System Output Tables 2006
is available at: http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/ MentalHealthStatistics/URS2006.asp
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