Arizona Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many Arizona teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Arizona 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?

  • The Inspirations for Youth program focuses on a therapeutic approach so Arizona 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 gender specific program combines academics, therapy and family involvement
  • Inspirations includes 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 – such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry – with supervision
  • Inspiration practices recreational therapy by taking the teens out on fun day excursions like NFL football games, snorkeling, beach volleyball, deep sea fishing 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, but when they complete the Inspiration program, they’re focused, hopeful and well on their way to working towards healthy choices
  • Inspirations works with all the leading insurance companies nationwide that operate in Arizona. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest Arizona cities as well as outlying areas where Inspirations have transformed teen’s lives include: Phoenix, Tuscon, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale

Teen Illicit Substance Use in Arizona

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 66,000 (12.9 percent) of the 511,000 adolescents in Arizona used an illicit drug in the past month; 45,000 (8.9 percent) used Marijuana, and 35,000 (6.8 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • There were no significant differences on measures of past-month illicit substance use between males and females in Arizona
  • The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public health concern
  • In Arizona, adolescent females were significantly more likely than adolescent males |(11.2 v. 6.7 percent) to have used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in Arizona

  • 18.8 percent of adolescents (96,000) used Alcohol in the past month, and 12.4 percent (63,000) engaged in binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined when an individual consumes five or more drinks on the same occasion at least once within the past 30 days
  • Rates of current Alcohol use and past month binge drinking among Arizona adolescents were similar between males and females; 17.7 percent of males and 19.9 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 13.2 percent of males and 11.5 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in Arizona

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 past year drug or Alcohol dependence or abuse were also similar between males and females in Arizona; 28,000 males and 26,000 females abused or were dependent on Alcohol or drugs

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Arizona

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 the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), which provides information on annual treatment admissions.

According to the 2006 N-SSATS Survey:
  • Arizona showed a one-day total of 26,913 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (24,958 or 92.7 percent) were in out-patient treatment
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 2,097 (7.8 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • Adolescent males accounted for 53 percent (1,844) of the 3,475 adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 2.8 percent were Alcohol only admissions, 20.5 percent were Alcohol and drug admissions, 60.9 percent were other drugs only admissions, and 15.8 reported no treatment type
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions (1,591), 64.9 percent were other drugs only treatment, 18.2 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 4.1 percent were Alcohol only treatment, and 12.8 percent did not report a treatment type
  • Among adolescent admissions in Arizona, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse
  • Of the total male admissions, 35.2 percent (663) reported Marijuana use and 23.4 percent (440) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total female admissions, 27.7 percent (440) reported Marijuana use and 22.3 percent (355) reported Alcohol use
  • Furthermore, 50.6 percent (1,757) of total admissions reported other substance use; 48 percent (899) of male admissions and 54 percent (858) of female admissions; and 2.3 percent (79) of total admissions reported Cocaine use 2.1 percent (40) of male admissions and 2.5 percent (39) of female admissions
  • Similarly, 7.3 percent (253) of adolescent admissions reported Methamphetamine use, 6.4 percent (120) of male admissions and 8.4 percent (133) of female admissions

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in Arizona

NSDUH 2003–2006 estimates 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 within the past year.

In 2003–2006:
  • Rates of Unmet Needs for past-year Alcohol problems and rates of Unmet Need for past-year drug problems were similar between adolescent males and females in Arizona
  • 37,000 Arizona adolescents (20,000 males and 17,000 females) needed, but did not receive treatment for drug problems within the past year
  • 15,000 females (6.1 percent) and 16,000 males (6.2 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems

Sources:

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