Hawaii Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many Hawaii teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Hawaii’ 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 ultimately live a clean and sober life.

Why Inspirations?

  • The Inspirations for Youth program focuses on a therapeutic approach which empowers Georgia teens to attain the necessary skills to live a drug and Alcohol-free existence
  • Inspirations highly individualized program – limited to a 32-person capacity – has a 4-to-1 staff/teen ratio
  • Inspirations’ gender specific program combines academics, therapy and family involvement
  • Inspirations’ teens live in a residential dorm-like structure
  • Inspirations has a landmark Teen Boarding School program which allows teens – who often struggle with education – to continue their path to graduation
  • Teens are required to demonstrate accountability by handling most of the supervised housekeeping responsibilities from cooking to laundry
  • Inspirations’ Recreational Therapy program teaches teens to associate fun with sobriety
  • Teens embark on a wide array of day trips running the gamut from NFL football games and beach excursions to deep sea fishing and movies
  • Typically teens enter a rehab when they’re out of control, unaccountable for their behavior and scared. When teens complete the Inspirations’ program, they’re focused, hopeful and well on their way to a healthful existence
  • Inspirations works with all the leading insurance companies nationwide that operate in Hawaii. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest Hawaii cities as well as outlying areas where Inspirations have transformed teen’s lives include Honolulu, Hilo, Kailua, Koneohe, and Waipahu

Hawaii Teen Drug and Alcohol Statistics

  • Approximately 13,000 (13.3 percent) adolescents in Hawaii used an illicit drug in the past month; 10,000 (9.6 percent) used Marijuana, and 6,000 (5.9 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • 13.5 percent of males and 18.6 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 9.9 percent of males and 11.9 percent of females engaged in binge drinking
  • Significantly more females than males were dependent on Alcohol (4.6 v. 1.6 percent), were dependent on or abused illicit drugs (7.7 v. 4.4 percent), and were dependent on or abused Alcohol or drugs in the past year (11.4 v. 7.5 percent)
  • Significantly more females than males needed, but did not receive treatment for drug problems in the past year (7.2 v. 4.1 percent)
  • Hawaii females were approximately four times as likely as Hawaii males to have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year (15.8 v. 3.9 percent)

Hawaii Illicit Substance Use

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 13,000 (13.3 percent) of the 101,000 adolescents in Hawaii used an illicit drug in the past month; 10,000 (9.6 percent) used Marijuana, and 6,000 (5.9 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • There were no significant differences in illicit substance use between males and females in Hawaii
  • The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public concern
  • In Hawaii, 2,000 males and 3,000 females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • There were no significant differences in non-medical pain reliever use between females and males in Hawaii (7.0 v. 4.8 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol & Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in Hawaii

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
  • In Hawaii, rates of Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females; 10,000 males and 9,000 females abused or were dependent on Alcohol or drugs in the past year

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Hawaii

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:
  • Hawaii showed a 1-day total of 3,787 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (3,284 or 86.7 percent) were in out-patient treatment
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 864 (22.8 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • Adolescent males accounted for 54.5 percent (3,673) of the 6,734 adolescent substance abuse admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 21.6 percent were drugs only, 67.3 percent were Alcohol and drugs, and 9.7 percent were Alcohol only
  • Of the adolescent female admissions, 17 percent were drugs only, 68.9 percent were Alcohol and drugs, and 12.5 percent were Alcohol only
  • Among adolescent admissions, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse
  • Of the total male admissions, 77 percent (2,827) reported Alcohol use and 86.5 percent (3,178) reported Marijuana use
  • Of the total female admissions, 81.4 percent (2,493) reported Alcohol use and 80.5 percent (2,465) reported Marijuana use
  • Furthermore, 8.4 percent of male admissions (308) and 14.2 percent (436) of female admissions reported Methamphetamine use
  • Similarly, 4.6 percent of males (168) and 5.5 percent (169) of females reported Cocaine use

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in Hawaii

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:
  • Significantly more females than males in Hawaii needed, but did not receive treatment for drug problems in the past year (7.2 v. 4.1 percent)
  • 2,000 males and 4,000 females in Hawaii needed, but did not receive treatment for drug problems in the past year
  • 4,000 females and 2,000 males needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems

Sources:

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. gov/cmhs/MentalHealthStatistics/URS2006.asp
Substance Abuse Treatment Data: Treatment Episode Data Set–Concatenated File–is available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive: http://www. icpsr.umich.edu/SDA/SAMHDA
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
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.