Maryland Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many Maryland teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Maryland. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest Maryland cities as well as outlying areas where Inspirations have transformed teen’s lives include: Baltimore, Columbia, Germantown, Silver Spring, and Waldorf

Maryland Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics

  • In Maryland approximately 41,000 (8.4 percent) of adolescents in Maryland used an illicit drug in the past month; 32,000 (6.6 percent) used Marijuana, and 17,000 (3.5 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • 9,000 males and 15,000 adolescent females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • 14.4 percent of males and 16.9 percent of adolescents females used Alcohol in the past month, and 9.6 percent of males and 8.4 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview. Binge drinking is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks on the same occasion witin the past 30-days
  • 21,000 Maryland adolescents needed but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • 14,000 females (5.9) and 11,000 males (4.6 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems
  • Adolescent females were more than three times as likely as adolescent males to have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year (13.8 v. 4.4 percent)

Teen Illicit Substance Use in Maryland

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 41,000 (8.4 percent) of the 487,000 adolescents in Maryland used an illicit drug in the past month; 32,000 (6.6 percent) used Marijuana, and 17,000 (3.5 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • There were no significant differences in illicit drug use between adolescent males and females in Maryland
The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public health concern:
  • In Maryland, 9,000 adolescent males and 15,000 adolescent females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • Adolescent females were significantly more likely than adolescent males to have used pain relievers non-medically in the past year
Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in Maryland
  • In Maryland 15.6 percent of adolescents (76,000) used Alcohol in the past month, and 9.0 percent (44,000) engaged in binge drinking
  • Rates of current alcohol use and past-month binge drinking among Maryland adolescents were similar between males and females; 14.4 percent of males and16.9 percent of females currently used alcohol, and 9.6 percent of males and 8.4 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol And Illicit Drug Dependence Or Abuse in Maryland

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 Maryland, rates of Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females; 17,000 males and 19,000 females abused or were dependent on Alcohol or drugs in the past year

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Maryland

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:
  • Maryland showed a one-day total of 35,224 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (32,683 or 92.8 percent) were in an out-patient treatment program
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 2,201 (6.2 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • Adolescent males accounted for 75 percent (17,377) of the 23,175 total adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 35.7 percent were drug treatment admissions, 55.8 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 4.4 percent were Alcohol treatment and 4.1 percent did not report the type of treatment
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 29.5 percent were drug treatment, 53.2 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 8.3 percent were Alcohol treatment and 8.9 did not report the type of treatment
  • Among adolescent admissions in Maryland, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 89.1 percent (15,486) reported Marijuana use, and 60.2 percent (10,464) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 74.8 percent (4,335) percent reported Marijuana use, and 61.6 percent (3,569) reported Alcohol use
  • Furthermore, 8.4 percent of total admissions reported Cocaine use, 6.4 percent (1,105) of male admissions and 14.4 percent (834) of female admissions

 Unmet Need For Substance Abuse Treatment in Maryland

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
  • 21,000 Maryland adolescents (9,000 males and 12,000 females) needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • 14,000 females (5.9 percent) and 11,000 males (4.6 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year Alcohol problems