Alabama Teen Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Alabama Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many Alabama teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Alabama residents as well as those throughout the nation for over a decade by providing them with the necessary tools to not only fight addiction, but win, and live a clean and sober life.

Why Inspirations?

  • Inspirations for Youth program focuses on a therapeutic approach so Alabama teens can learn to live without drugs and alcohol
  • It is also a highly individualized program limited to a maximum of 32 teens at a time
  • Inspirations is a gender specific program that combines academics, therapy and family involvement
  • Inspirations has a Teen Boarding School which allow teens who often struggle with school to continue their path to graduation
  • Participants in the program live in a dorm-like setting where there is a four-to-one ratio of teens to staff on a 24/7 basis
  • Teens are required to demonstrate accountability by handling most of the housekeeping, responsibilities – from cooking, cleaning, and laundry with supervision
  • Inspiration practices recreational therapy by taking the teens out on fun day trips such as snorkeling, beach volleyball and movies – so they associate fun with sobriety
  • Typically teens enter a rehab when they’re out of control, unaccountable for their behavior and scared. When they leave Inspirations, they’re focused, hopeful and working towards healthy choices
  • Inspirations for Youth works with all the leading insurance companies nationwide that operate in Alabama. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest Alabama cities and outlying areas where Inspirations has helped teens include: Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, and Huntsville

Alabama Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics

  • Approximately 40,000 (10.4 percent) adolescents in Alabama used an illicit drug in the past month; 23,000 (6.1 percent) used Marijuana, and 24,000 (6.3 percent) used an illegal drug other than Marijuana
  • 18,000 males and 18,000 females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • Rates of drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females in Alabama, but rates of Alcohol dependence among females (3.8 percent or 7,000) were significantly higher than Alcohol dependence rates for males (1.6 percent or 3,000)
  • 15,000 adolescents (7,000 males and 8,000 females) needed, but did not receive treatment for drug problems
  • 11,000 females (5.6 percent) and 8,000 males (4.1 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for alcohol problems
  • Alabama females were twice as likely as Alabama males to have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) within the past year (11.5 v. 5.2 percent)

Teen Illicit Drug Abuse in Alabama

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 40,000 (10.4 percent) of the 383,000 adolescents in Alabama used an illicit drug in the past month; 23,000 (6.1 percent) used Marijuana, and 24,000 (6.3 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • There were no significant differences in illicit drug use between adolescent males and females in Alabama
  • The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public health concern
  • In Alabama, 18,000 males and 18,000 females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • Rates of non-medical pain reliever use were similar between adolescent females and males (9.5 v. 9.3 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in Alabama

  • 6.3 percent of adolescents (62,000) used Alcohol in the past month, and 9.8 percent (37,000) engaged in binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as consuming five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least one day within the past 30 days
  • Rates of current Alcohol use and past month binge drinking among Alabama adolescents were similar for males and females; 16.2 percent of males and 16.3 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 10.9 percent of males and 8.6 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or abuse in Alabama

According to the 2003–2006 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
  • Rates of drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females in Alabama, but rates of Alcohol dependence among females (3.8 percent or 7,000) were significantly higher than Alcohol dependence rates for males (1.6 percent or 3,000)

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Alabama

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 one-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:
  • Alabama showed a one-day total of 14,953 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (13,855 or 92.7 percent) were in out-patient treatment
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 1,541 (10.3 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • Adolescent males accounted for 74 percent (5,885) of the 7,924 adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 46.4 percent were drug treatment admissions, 46.9 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 6.6 percent were Alcohol treatment
  • Of the adolescent female admissions, 53.6 percent were drug treatment, 34.9 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 11.5 percent were Alcohol treatment
  • Among adolescent admissions in Alabama, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse
  • Of the total male admissions, 89.2 percent (5,251) reported Marijuana use and 53.6 percent (3,152) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 74.8 percent (951) percent reported Alcohol use, and 78.6 percent (1,000) reported Marijuana use
  • Of the total female admissions, 72.2 percent (1,471) reported Marijuana use and 46.4 percent (945) reported Alcohol use
  • Furthermore, 6.7 percent (533) of total adolescent admissions reported Methamphetamine use, 294 (5 percent) of male admissions and 239 (11.7 percent) of female admissions; 11.2 percent (884) of total admissions reported Cocaine use, 9.6 percent (566) of male admissions and 15.7 percent (318) of female admissions

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in Alabama

NSDUH 2003–2006 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.

In 2003–2006:
  • Rates of unmet need for past-year Alcohol problems and rates of unmet need for past-year drug problems were similar between adolescent males and females in Alabama
  • 11,000 females (5.6 percent) and 8,000 males (4.1 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems
  • 15,000 Alabama adolescents (7,000 males and 8,000 females) needed, but did not receive treatment for drug problems within the past year

Information provided in this page is the data described in the Adolescent Behavioral Health reports derived principally from national surveys conducted by the Office of Applied Studies, a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration