Indiana Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many Indiana teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Indiana 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 Indiana 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 has a landmark Teen Boarding School program which allows teens – who often struggle with education – to continue their path to graduation
  • Teens live in a dorm-like setting and 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 Indiana. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest Indiana cities as well as outlying areas where Inspirations have transformed teen’s lives include Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, and Carmel

Indiana Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics

  • Approximately 52,000 (9.6 percent) of the 546,000 adolescents in Indiana used an illicit drug in the past month; 35,000 (6.4 percent) used Marijuana, and 27,000 (5.0 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • 23,000 males and 18,000 females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the survey
  • 13.6 percent of adolescents (74,000) used Alcohol in the past month, and 8.7 percent (48,000) engaged in binge drinking, which is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks on the same occasion within a 30 day time frame
  • Rates of Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females in Indiana
  • 12,000 males (4.2 percent) and 11,000 females ( 4.1 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • 11,000 females (4 percent) and 12,000 males (4.4 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year Alcohol problems
  • Adolescent females were more than three times as likely as adolescent males to have experienced a “Mood Depression Episode” (MDE) in the past year (12.4 v. 3.7 percent)

Teen Illicit Substance Use in Indiana

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 52,000 (9.6 percent) of the 546,000 adolescents in Indiana used an illicit drug in the past month; 35,000 (6.4 percent) used Marijuana, and 27,000 (5.0 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • There were no significant differences in illicit drug use between adolescent males and females in Indiana

The misuse of pain relievers among youth in Indiana is also a major public health concern:

  • In Indiana, 23,000 males and 18,000 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 Indiana (6.6 v. 8.1 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in Indiana

  • 13.6 percent of adolescents (74,000) used Alcohol in the past month, and 8.7 percent (48,000) engaged in binge drinking
  • Rates of current Alcohol use and past-month binge drinking among Indiana adolescents were similar for males and females; 14.8 percent of males and 12.4 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 10.3 percent of males and 7 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in Indiana

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 Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females in Indiana; 19,000 males and 16,000 females abused or were dependent on Alcohol or drugs in the past year

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Indiana

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:
  • Indiana showed a one-day total of 28,045 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (26,698 or 95.2 percent) were in outpatient treatment programs
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 1,690 (6 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS data:
  • Males accounted for 70.2 percent (4,147) of the 5,901 adolescent substance abuse admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 41.9 percent were drugs only, 50.3 percent were Alcohol and drugs, and 7.5 percent were Alcohol only
  • Of the adolescent female admissions, 36.7 percent were drugs only, 52.2 percent were Alcohol and drugs, and 10.7 percent were Alcohol only
Among adolescent admissions in Indiana, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse:
  • Of the total male admissions, 89 percent (3,682) reported Marijuana use and 57.8 percent (2,396) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total female admissions, 82 percent (1,439) percent reported Marijuana use, and 62.9 percent (1,103) reported Alcohol use
  • Further, 4.1 percent (172) of male admissions and 6.4 percent (113) of female admissions reported Cocaine use

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in Indiana

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
  • There were no significant differences in rates of the unmet need for treatment between males and females
  • 12,000 males (4.2 percent) and 11,000 females (4.1 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for past year drug problems
  • 11,000 females (4 percent) and 12,000 males (4.4 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year Alcohol problems.

Sources:

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.