North Dakota Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many North Dakota teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated North Dakota 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 Dakota 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 Dakota. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest North Dakota cities where Inspirations have saved teen lives as well as their outlying areas include: Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, and West Fargo

North Dakota Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics:

  • Approximately 5,000 (8.8 percent) adolescents in North Dakota used an illicit drug in the past month; 3,000 (6.1 percent) used Marijuana, and 2,000 (4.6 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • 21.6 percent (11,000) of adolescents used Alcohol in the past month, and 14.5 percent (7,000) engaged in binge drinking, which is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks on one occasion within a 30-day time-frame
  • Rates of Alcohol dependence or abuse were significantly higher for females than males
  • Adolescent females were significantly more likely than adolescent males to need, but not receive treatment for Alcohol problems (11.7 v. 7.6 percent), but there were no significant differences in rates of unmet need for drug treatment between males and females (4.8 v. 4.2 percent)
  • Adolescent females were significantly more likely than adolescent males to have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year (10.8 v. 6.4 percent)

Teen Illicit Substance Use in North Dakota

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 5,000 (8.8 percent) of the 389,000 adolescents in North Dakota used an illicit drug in the past month; 3,000 (6.1 percent) used Marijuana, and 2,000 (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 North Dakota
  • The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public health concern
  • In North Dakota, 2,000 adolescent males and 1,000 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 (5.3 v. 6.5 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in North Dakota

  • 21.6 percent (11,000) of adolescents used Alcohol in the past month, and 14.5 percent (7,000) engaged in binge drinking
  • Rates of current Alcohol use and past-month binge drinking among North Dakota adolescents were similar between males and females; 19.0 percent of males and 24.4 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 13.7 percent of males and 15.3 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in North Dakota

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 Dakota, rates of Alcohol dependence or abuse were significantly higher for females than males; 2,000 males and 3,000 females abused or were dependent on Alcohol in the past year
  • Rates of illicit drug abuse or dependence were similar between North Dakota males and female

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment In North Dakota

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 Dakota showed a one-day total of 2,301 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (1,837 or 79.8 percent) were in out-patient treatment
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 270 (11.7 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • Adolescent males accounted for 57.7 percent (875) of the 1,517 total adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 21.9 percent were drug treatment admissions, 63.7 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 10.6 percent were Alcohol treatment, and 3.8 percent did not report type of treatment
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 16.1 percent were drug treatment, 62.7 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 16.5 percent were Alcohol treatment, 4.7 percent did not report type of treatment
Among adolescent admissions, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 85.5 percent (749) reported Marijuana use, and 74.3 percent (651) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 75 percent (481) reported Marijuana use, and 79.3 percent (508) reported Alcohol use
  • Furthermore, 6.5 percent (98) of the total adolescent admissions reported Methamphetamine use, 4 percent (35) of male admissions and 9.8 percent (63) of female admissions. 4.7 percent (72) of all admissions reported Inhalants use, 3.7 percent (32) of male admissions and 6.2 percent (40) of female admissions

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in North Dakota

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 unmet need for drug treatment between males and females (4.8 v. 4.2 percent)
  • North Dakota adolescent females were significantly more likely than adolescent males to need, but not receive treatment for Alcohol problems (11.7 v. 7.6 percent)

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