Nebraska Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

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

Nebraska Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics

  • Approximately 15,000 (9.8 percent) adolescents in Nebraska used an illicit drug in the past month; 9,000 (6.1 percent) used Marijuana, and 8,000 (5.3 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • 19.4 percent of adolescents (29,000) used Alcohol in the past month, and 13.5 percent (20,000) engaged in binge drinking, which is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks in one occasion with a 30-day time period
  • 4,000 adolescent males and 5,000 adolescent females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • 7,000 females and 5,000 males needed but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems; 6,000 adolescents needed, but did not receive treatment for drug problems
  • Rates of illicit drug dependence were significantly higher among adolescent females than adolescent males
  • Adolescent females were approximately three times as likely as adolescent males to have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year (12.4 v. 4.4 percent)

Teen Illicit Substance Use in Nebraska

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 15,000 (9.8 percent) of the 150,000 adolescents in Nebraska used an illicit drug in the past month; 9,000 (6.1 percent) used Marijuana, and 8,000 (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 Nebraska
The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public health concern:
  • In Nebraska, 4,000 adolescent males and 5,000 adolescent females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • Rates of past year non-medical pain reliever use were similar between females and males (6.9 v. 4.9 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in Nebraska

  • 19.4 percent of adolescents (29,000) used Alcohol in the past month, and 13.5 percent (20,000) engaged in binge drinking
  • Rates of current Alcohol use and past-month binge drinking among Nebraska adolescents were similar between males and females; 16.7 percent of males and 22.2 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 11.6 percent of males and 15.5 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in Nebraska

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 Nebraska, adolescent females were significantly more likely than adolescent males to have experienced illicit drug dependence in the past year (3.5 v. 0.9 percent)

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment In Nebraska

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:
  • Nebraska showed a one-day total of 4,893 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (4,042 or 82.6 percent) were in an out-patient treatment program. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 654 (13.4 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003-2006 TEDS Data:
  • Adolescent males accounted for 67 percent (281) of the 419 total adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 13.2 percent were drug treatment admissions, 49.1 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 37 percent were Alcohol treatment
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 14.5 percent were drug treatment, 58.7 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 24.6 percent were Alcohol treatment
Among adolescent admissions, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse:
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 60.5 percent (170) reported Marijuana use, and 85.8 percent (241) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 65.2 percent (91) reported Marijuana use, and 82.7 percent (115) reported Alcohol use
  • Furthermore, 15.5 percent (65) of the total adolescent admissions reported use, 8.9 percent (25) of male admissions and 29 percent (40) of female admissions. Also, 4.1 percent of total admissions reported Cocaine use, 3.2 percent (9) of male admissions and 5.8 percent (8) of female admissions

Unmet Need For Substance Abuse Treatment in Nebraska 

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:
  • Adolescent females in Nebraska were significantly more likely than adolescent males (2,000 males and 4,000 females) to need, but not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • Rates of Unmet Need for past year Alcohol problems were similar between adolescent males and females in Nebraska; 7,000 females (9.2 percent) and 5,000 males (6.4 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems

Sources:

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.

Young Adult & Adult Addiction Treatment Center 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