New York Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many New York teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated New York 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 York 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 York. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest New York cities where Inspirations have saved teen lives as well as their outlying areas include: New York City, Hempstead, Brookhaven, Islip, Oyster Bay, and Buffalo

New York Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics

  • Approximately 175,000 (11.1 percent) of adolescents in New York used an illicit drug in the past month; 132,000 (8.3 percent) used Marijuana, and 73,000 (4.6 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • Rates of Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females; 71,000 adolescent males and 59,000 adolescent females abused or were dependent on Alcohol or drugs in the past year
  • In New York 38,000 females and 45,000 males needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems
  • In New York 41,000 males and 28,000 females needed, but did not receive treatment for past year drug problems
  • Adolescent females in New York were also almost three times as likely as males to have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year (12.5 v. 4.5 percent)

Teen Illicit Substance Use in New York

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 175,000 (11.1 percent) of the 1,580,000 adolescents in New York used an illicit drug in the past month; 132,000 (8.3 percent) used Marijuana, and 73,000 (4.6 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • There were no significant differences in illicit drug use between adolescent males and females in New York
The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public health concern:
  • In New York, 47,000 adolescent males and 51,000 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 (6.6 v. 5.8 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in New York

  • 19.7 percent of adolescents (311,000) used Alcohol in the past month, and 11.6 percent (183,000) engaged in binge drinking, which is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks on the same occasion within a 30-day time period
  • Rates of current Alcohol use and past-month binge drinking among New York adolescents were similar between males and females; 19.7 percent of males and 19.8 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 11.9 percent of males and 11.2 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in New York

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 York, rates of Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females; 71,000 males and 59,000 females abused or were dependent on Alcohol or drugs in the past year

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in New York

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 York showed a one-day total of 118,892 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (104,790 or 88.1 percent) were in out-patient treatment
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 5,981 (5 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • In New York adolescent males accounted for 71 percent (39,087) of the total 54,974 adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 40.3 percent were drug treatment admissions, 54.3 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 3.4 percent were Alcohol treatment, and 2 percent did not report type of treatment
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 33.9 percent were drug treatment, 55.6 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 6.3 percent were Alcohol treatment, and 4.2 percent did not report type of treatment
Among adolescent admissions in New York, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse:
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 92 percent (35,968) reported Marijuana use and 57.7 percent (22,562) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 83.6 percent (13,289) reported Marijuana use and 61.9 percent (9,841) reported Alcohol use
  • Further, 10.9 percent of all admissions reported Cocaine use, 9 percent (3,509) of male admissions and 15.5 percent (2,470) of female admissions

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in New York

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 males were significantly more likely than females to need, but not receive treatment for past-year drug problems. There were no significant differences in rates of the unmet need for Alcohol treatment between males and females in New York
  • 69,000 New York adolescents (41,000 males and 28,000 females) needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • 38,000 females (5.0 percent) and 45,000 males (5.6 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 is derived principally from national surveys conducted by the Office of Applied Studies, a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.