Michigan Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many Michigan teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Michigan 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 Michigan teens to attain the required 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 Michigan. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest Michigan cities as well as outlying areas where Inspirations have transformed teen’s lives include: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren City, Sterling Heights, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Flint

Michigan Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics

  • Approximately 103,000 (11.4 percent) adolescents in Michigan used an illicit drug in the past month; 73,000 (8.1 percent) used Marijuana, and 53,000 (5.9 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • Rates for illicit drug use other than Marijuana were significantly higher among adolescent females than males
  • Rates of current Alcohol use among adolescents were significantly higher for females (18.3 percent) than males (15.7 percent)
  • In Michigan 44,000 adolescents (25,000 males and 19,000 females) needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • Adolescent females were more than twice as likely as adolescent males to have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year (13.1 v. 4.8 percent)

Teen Illicit Substance use in Michigan

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • In Michigan approximately 103,000 (11.4 percent) of the 902,000 adolescents in Michigan used an illicit drug in the past month; 73,000 (8.1 percent) used Marijuana, and 53,000 (5.9 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • Rates for illicit drug use other than Marijuana were significantly higher among adolescent females than males in Michigan
  • The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public health concern
  • In Michigan, 39,000 adolescent males and 42,000 adolescent females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • There were no significant differences in past-year non-medical pain reliever use between adolescent females and males (9.6 v. 8.4 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in Michigan

  • 16.9 percent of adolescents (153,000) used Alcohol in the past month, and 10.4 percent 93,000) engaged in binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as the consumption or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day out of the past 30 days
  • Rates of current Alcohol use among Michigan adolescents were significantly higher for females (18.3 percent or 80,000) than males (15.7 percent or 72,000), but rates of past-month binge drinking were similar between males (10.4 percent) and females (10.3 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in Michigan

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 Michigan, rates of Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females; 38,000 males and 37,000 females abused or were dependent on Alcohol or drugs in the past year

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Michigan

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:
  • Michigan showed a one-day total of 45,290 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (41,962 or 92.7 percent) were in out-patient treatment
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 3,415 (7.5 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • In Michigan adolescent males accounted for 70.3 percent (7,587) of the 10,791 total adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 38 percent were drug treatment admissions, 54.2 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 7.2 percent were Alcohol treatment, and 0.5 percent did not report type of treatment
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 25.8 percent were drug treatment, 58.9 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 13.1 percent were Alcohol treatment and 2.2 percent did not report type of treatment
Among adolescent admissions in Michigan, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse:
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 90 percent (6,828) reported Marijuana use and 61.5 percent (4,663) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 78.4 percent (2,511) percent reported Marijuana use and 72.0 percent (2,307) reported Alcohol use
  • Furthermore, 8.3 percent (898) of all admissions reported Cocaine use; 6.7 percent (509) of male admissions and 12.1 percent (389) of female admissions in Michigan

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in Michigan

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:
  • Rates of unmet need for past-year drug problems and past-year Alcohol problems were similar between adolescent males and females
  • 44,000 Michigan adolescents (25,000 males and 19,000 females) needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • 26,000 females (4.8 percent) and 22,000 males (5.8 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems