Kansas Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many Kansas teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Kansas 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 Kansas teens to attain the necessary coping skills to live a drug and Alcohol-free existence
  • Inspirations highly individualized program – limited to a 32 teens at one time – 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, concerts 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 Kansas. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest Kansas cities as well as outlying areas where Inspirations have transformed teen’s lives include: Wichita, Overland Park, Kansas City, Olathe, and Topeka

Kansas Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics

  • Approximately 23,000 (9.6 percent) adolescents in Kansas used an illicit drug in the past month; 17,000 (7.3 percent) used Marijuana, and 10,000 (4.4 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • Rates of current Alcohol use (23.6 v. 17.2 percent) and past-month binge drinking (16.6 v. 11.7 percent) were significantly higher for females than for males. Binge drinking is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks on the same occasion within a 30 day-time-frame
  • Rates of past-year Alcohol dependence or abuse (10.0 v. 6.1 percent) and past-year drug or Alcohol dependence or abuse (11.8 v. 7.7 percent) were significantly higher for females than males
  • Significantly more females than males needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems (9.8 v 5.4 percent) and drug problems (5.3 v 2.6 percent)
  • Adolescent females were more than two times as likely as adolescent males to have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year (12.7 v 4.0)

Teen Illicit Substance use in Kansas

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 23,000 (9.6 percent) of the 236,000 adolescents in Kansas used an illicit drug in the past month 17,000 (7.3 percent) used Marijuana, and 10,000 (4.4 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • There were no significant differences in illicit substance use between males and females in Kansas
The misuse of pain relievers among young adults is also a public health concern:
  • In Kansas, 7,000 males and 8,000 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 (6.8 v 5.4 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in Kansas

  • 20.3 percent of adolescents (48,000) used Alcohol in the past month, and 14.1 percent (33,000) engaged in binge drinking.
  • Rates of current alcohol use and past-year binge drinking were significantly higher for adolescent females than for adolescent males; 17.2 percent of males and 23.6 percent of females currently used alcohol, and 11.7 percent of males and 16.6 percent of females engaged in binge drinking

Adolescent Alcohol & Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in Kansas

According to the 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Nationwide nearly 1.5 million adolescents were dependent on or abuse 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 of 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 Alcohol dependence or abuse (10.0 v 6.1 percent) and rates of past-year drug or Alcohol dependence or abuse (11.8 v 7.7 percent) were significantly higher for females than males in Kansas

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Kansas

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:
  • Kansas showed a one-day total of 10,470 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (9,578 or 91.5 percent) were in out-patient treatment
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 1,488 (14.2 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003-2006 TEDS Data:
  • Adolescent males accounted for 70.6 percent (6,671) of the 9,455 adolescent substance abuse admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 25.4 percent were drugs only, 70.5 percent were Alcohol and drug, and 4.1 percent were Alcohol only.
  • Of the total female admissions, 23.5 percent were drugs only, 70.5 percent were Alcohol and drugs and 6.1 percent were Alcohol only
Among adolescent admissions in Kansas, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse:
  • Of the total male addiction treatment admissions, 93.3 percent (6,222) reported Marijuana use and 74.6 percent (4,977) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total female addiction treatment admission, 88.1 percent (2,453) reported Marijuana use, and 76.5 percent (2,131) reported Alcohol use
  • Furthermore, 15.5 percent (1,470) of total adolescent admissions reported Methamphetamine use, 12.5 percent (836) of male admissions and 22.8 percent (634) of female admissions. Similarly, 14 percent (933) of male admissions and 19 percent (535) of female admissions reported Cocaine use

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in Kansas

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:
  • In Kansas, significantly more females than males needed, but did not receive addiction treatment for Alcohol problems (9.8 v 5.4 percent) and drug problems (5.3 v 2.6 percent)
  • 3,000 males and 6,000 females needed, but did not receive addiction treatment for drug problems in the past year
  • 11,000 females and 7,000 males needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems

Sources:

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