North Carolina Teen Drug & Alcohol Rehab

North Carolina Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many North Carolina teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest North Carolina cities where Inspirations have saved teen lives as well as their outlying areas include: Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston Salem, and Durham

North Carolina Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics:

  • Approximately 78,000 (11.0 percent) of adolescents in North Carolina used an illicit drug in the past month; 53,000 (7.4 percent) used Marijuana, and 41,000 (5.7 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • 28,000 adolescent males and 24,000 females used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • 14.3 percent (102,000) of adolescents used pain relievers the past month and 8.9 percent (63,000) engaged in binge drinking which is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks on one occasion within a 30-day time-frame
  • 31,000 adolescents (14,000 males and 17,000 females) needed but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems

Teen Illicit Substance Use in North Carolina

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 78,000 (11.0 percent) of the 713,000 adolescents in North Carolina used an illicit drug in the past month; 53,000 (7.4 percent) used Marijuana, and 41,000 (5.7 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • There were no significant differences in illicit drug use between adolescent males and females in North Carolina
The misuse of pain relievers among youth in North Carolina is also a major public health concern:
  • In North Carolina, 28,000 adolescent males and 24,000 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 (7.0 v. 7.8 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in North Carolina

  • Rates of current Alcohol use and past-month binge drinking among North Carolina adolescents were similar between males and females; 14.3 percent of males and 14.3 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 9.0 percent of males and 8.7 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in North Carolina

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 North Carolina, rates of Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females; 22,000 males and 31,000 females abused or were dependent on Alcohol or drugs in the past year

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in North Carolina

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:
  • North Carolina showed a one-day total of 25,855 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (23,411 or 90.5 percent) were in out-patient treatment
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 1,682 (6.5 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • Adolescent males accounted for 74 percent (3,671) of the 4,972 total adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 56.5 percent were drug treatment admissions, 33.0 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 10.2 percent were Alcohol treatment, and 0.2 percent did not report the type of treatment
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 55.0 percent were drug treatment, 32.2 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 12.3 percent were Alcohol treatment, and 0.5 percent did not report the type of treatment
Among adolescent admissions in North Carolina, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse:
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 84.4 percent (3,098) reported Marijuana use and 43.2 percent (1,587) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 74.9 percent (974) reported Marijuana use and 44.5 percent (579) reported Alcohol use
  • Further, 10.6 percent (527) of the total adolescent admissions reported other drug use, 10.5 percent (386) of male admissions and 10.8 percent (141) of female admissions. 11.6 percent of total admissions reported Cocaine use 8.9 percent (328) of male admissions and 19.0 percent (247) of female admissions

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in North Carolina

NSDUH 2003–2006:
  • There were no significant differences in rates of the unmet need for treatment between males and females
  • 31,000 North Carolina adolescents (14,000 males and 17,000 females) needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • 20,000 females (5.7 percent) and 13,000 males (3.5 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