Montana Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many Montana teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest Montana cities as well as outlying areas where Inspirations have transformed teen’s lives include: Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Butte-Silver Bow

Montana Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics

  • Approximately 11,000 (14.5 percent) adolescents in Montana used an illicit drug in the past month; 9,000 (10.8 percent) used Marijuana, and 6,000 (7.3 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • 4,000 adolescent males and 5,000 adolescent females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • Rates of illicit drug use and illicit drug use other than Marijuana were significantly higher among adolescent females than males in Montana
  • 24.1 percent of adolescents (19,000) used Alcohol in the past month, and 17.9 percent (14,000) engaged in binge drinking which is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks on the same occasion within the past 30 days
  • 3,000 (8.4 percent) adolescent females and 2,000 (5.8 percent) adolescent males needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • Adolescent females in Montana were more than three times as likely as adolescent males to have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year (14.6 v. 4.1 percent)

Teen Illicit Substance Use In Montana

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 11,000 (14.5 percent) of the 79,000 adolescents in Montana used an illicit drug in the past month; 9,000 (10.8 percent) used Marijuana, and 6,000 (7.3 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • Rates of illicit drug use and illicit drug use other than Marijuana were significantly higher among adolescent females than males in Montana
  • Rates of past-month Marijuana use were similar between Montana adolescent males and females (10.1 v. 11.6 percent)
The misuse of pain relievers among young adults is also a public health concern
  • In Montana, 4,000 adolescent males and 5,000 adolescent females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • There were no significant differences between adolescent females and males in past-year non-medical pain reliever use (12.0 v. 8.8 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse In Montana

  • 24.1 percent of adolescents (19,000) used Alcohol in the past month, and 17.9 percent (14,000) engaged in binge drinking
  • Rates of current Alcohol use and past-month binge drinking were similar between adolescent males and females in Montana

Adolescent Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in Montana

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 Montana, rates of illicit drug dependence in the past year and rates of illicit drug dependence or abuse in the past year were significantly higher for adolescent females than males, but rates of past year Alcohol dependence, Alcohol dependence or abuse, and illicit drug or Alcohol dependence or abuse were similar between males and females
  • 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

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Montana

According to the 2006 N-SSATS Survey:
  • Montana showed a 1-day total of 3,047 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (2,809 or 92.2 percent) were in an out-patient treatment program
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 311 (10.2 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • Adolescent males accounted for 61.6 percent (2,078) of the 3,376 total adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 23.1 percent were drug treatment admissions, 69.2 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 7.7 percent were Alcohol treatment
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 15.4 percent were drug treatment, 72.6 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 12 percent were Alcohol treatment
Among adolescent admissions, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse:
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 88.7 percent (1,843) reported Marijuana use and 76.9 percent (1,598) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 81.3 percent (1,055) reported Marijuana use and 84.6 percent (1,098) reported Alcohol use
  • Furthermore, 9.5 percent (322) of all admissions reported Cocaine use, 11 percent (228) of male admissions and 7.2 percent (94) of female admissions
  • Also, 15.7 percent (531) of total admissions reported Methamphetamines use, 10.3 percent (215) of male admissions and 24.3 percent (316) of female admissions

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in Montana

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 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 Montana adolescent males and females
  • 3,000 (8.4 percent) adolescent females and 2,000 (5.8 percent) adolescent males needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • 5,000 females (13.1 percent) and 4,000 males (11.1 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems

Sources:

Facility Data:

National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS)–2006 is available at: http://www.dasis.samhsa.gov

Center for Mental Health Services Uniform Reporting System Output Tables 2006 is available at: http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/MentalHealthStatistics/URS2006.asp

Substance Abuse Treatment Data: Treatment Episode Data Set–Concatenated File–is available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive: http://www. icpsr.umich.edu/SDA/SAMHDA

Mental Health Treatment Data: Center for Mental Health Services Uniform Reporting System Output Tables 2006 is available at: http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/ MentalHealthStatistics/URS2006.asp

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