Mississippi Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

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

Mississippi Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics

  • Approximately 21,000 (8.2 percent) of adolescents in Mississippi used an illicit drug in the past month; 12,000 (4.5 percent) used Marijuana, and 14,000 (5.3 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • 13.9 percent (36,000) of adolescents used Alcohol in the past month, and 7.9 percent (20,000) engaged in binge drinking which is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks on the same occasion within the past 30 days
  • 10,000 males and 9,000 females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • 9,000 male and 9,000 female adolescents needed, but did not receive treatment for past year drug problems and Alcohol problems, respectively
  • Adolescent females were more than three times as likely as adolescent males to have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year (11.5 v. 3.2 percent)

Teen Illicit Substance Use in Mississippi

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 21,000 (8.2 percent) of the 257,000 adolescents in Mississippi used an illicit drug in the past month; 12,000 (4.5 percent) used Marijuana, and 14,000 (5.3 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • There were no significant differences in illicit drug use between adolescent males and females in Mississippi
The misuse of pain relievers among youth in Mississippi is also a major public health concern:
  • In Mississippi, 10,000 adolescent males and 9,000 adolescent females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • There was no significant difference in rates of non-medical pain reliever use between females and males (7.1 v. 7.9 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in Mississippi

  • 13.9 percent (36,000) of adolescents used Alcohol in the past month, and 7.9 percent (20,000) engaged in binge drinking
  • Rates of current Alcohol use and past-month binge drinking among Mississippi adolescents were similar between males and females; 13.1 percent of males and 14.7 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 9.5 percent of males and 6.2 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in Mississippi

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 Mississippi, rates of Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females; 9,000 males and 8,000 females abused or were dependent on Alcohol or drugs in the past year

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Mississippi

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:
  • Mississippi showed a one-day total of 5,912 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (4,035 or 68.3 percent) were in out-patient treatmentprograms
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 282 (4.8 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • In Mississippi adolescent males accounted for 63.6 percent (984) of the 1,546 total adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 53.9 percent were drug treatment admissions, 30.1 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 5.1 percent were Alcohol treatment and 11.0 percents treatment was not identified
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 43.8 percent were drug treatment, 33.8 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 7.5 percent were Alcohol treatment, and 14.9 percent did not report the type of treatment
Among adolescent admissions in Mississippi, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse:
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 80.4 percent (791) reported Marijuana use, and 35.2 percent (346) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 70.1 percent (394) percent reported Marijuana use, and 41.3 percent (232) reported Alcohol use
  • Further, 6.1 percent (95) of the total adolescent admissions reported Methamphetamine use, 3.9 percent (38) of male admissions and 10.1 percent (57) of female admissions. Also, 12.9 percent (200) of all admissions reported Cocaine use, 9.5 percent (93) of male admissions and 19 (107) percent of female admissions

Unmet Need For Substance Abuse Treatment in Mississippi

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
  • 9,000 Mississippi adolescents (5,000 males and 4,000 females) needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • 4,000 females (3.4 percent) and 5,000 males (4.2 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems