New Mexico Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many New Mexico teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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 New Mexico. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest New Mexico cities where Inspirations have saved teen lives as well as their outlying areas include: Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Enchanted Hills, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe

New Mexico Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics

  • Approximately 27,000 (15.2 percent) adolescents in New Mexico used an illicit drug in the past month; 19,000 (11.1 percent) used Marijuana, and 13,000 (7.4 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • 19.6 percent (34,000) of adolescents used Alcohol in the past month, and 12.5 percent (22,000) engaged in binge drinking which  is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks on the same occasion within the past 30 days
  • 6,000 males and 5,000 females in New Mexico needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • 8,000 females and 6,000 males needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems
  • Adolescent males and females showed similarities on all measures except for Major Depressive Episodes (MDE’s)
  • Adolescent females in New Mexico were more than twice as likely as males to have experienced an MDE in the past year (14.4 v. 5.4 percent)

Teen Illicit Substance Use in New Mexico

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 27,000 (15.2 percent) of the 175,000 adolescents in New Mexico used an illicit drug in the past month; 19,000 (11.1 percent) used Marijuana, and 13,000 (7.4 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • There were no significant differences in illicit drug use between adolescent males and females in New Mexico
The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public health concern:
  • In New Mexico, 8,000 adolescent males and 8,000 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 (6.9 v. 5.2 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in New Mexico

  • 19.6 percent (34,000) of adolescents used Alcohol in the past month, and 12.5 percent (22,000) engaged in binge drinking
  • Rates of current Alcohol use and past-month binge drinking among New Mexico adolescents were similar between males and females; 19.4 percent of males and 19.8 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 12.8 percent of males and 12.3 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in New Mexico

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 New Mexico, rates of Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females; 9,000 males and 11,000 females abused or were dependent on Alcohol or drugs in the past year

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment In New Mexico

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:
  • New Mexico showed a 1-day total of 12,634 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (11,908 or 94.3 percent) were in an out-patient treatment program
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 1,484 (11.7 percent) were under the age of 18

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in New Mexico

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
  • 6,000 males and 5,000 females in New Mexico needed, but did not receive treatment for past year drug problems
  • 8,000 females (8.8 percent) and 6,000 males (6.2 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems

Sources:

The data described in the Adolescent Behavioral Health reports is derived 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

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