Ohio Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many Ohio teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest Ohio cities where Inspirations have saved teen lives as well as their outlying areas include: Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, and Dayton

Ohio Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics:

  • Approximately 101,000 (10.3 percent) of adolescents in Ohio used an illicit drug in the past month; 74,000 (7.5 percent) used Marijuana, and 48,000 (4.9 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • 33,000 males and 38,000 females of adolescents used pain relievers non-medically in the 12 months prior to the interview
  • Rates of Alcohol abuse or dependence and drug or Alcohol dependence were similar between males and females; 38,000 males and 42,000 females abused or were dependent on or abused Alcohol or drugs in the past year
  • 26,000 females and 24,000 males needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems

Teen Illicit Substance Use in Ohio

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States according to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH.

The NSDUH also reports:
  • Approximately 101,000 (10.3 percent) of the 981,000 adolescents in Ohio used an illicit drug in the past month; 74,000 (7.5 percent) used Marijuana, and 48,000 (4.9 percent) used a illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • There were no significant differences in illicit drug use between adolescent males and females in Ohio

The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public health concern:

  • In Ohio, 33,000 adolescent males and 38,000 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. 8.0 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in Ohio

  • 17.0 percent (167,000) of adolescents used Alcohol in the past month, and 10.7 percent (105,000) engaged in binge drinking which is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks on the same occasion within a 30-day time-frame
  • Rates of current Alcohol use and past-month binge drinking among Ohio adolescents were similar between males and females; 16.8 percent of males and 17.2 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 11.3 percent of males and 10.1 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse Ohio

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
  • Rates of Alcohol abuse or dependence and drug or Alcohol dependence were similar between males and females; 38,000 males and 42,000 females abused or were dependent on or abused Alcohol or drugs in the past year

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Ohio

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:
  • Ohio showed a one-day total of 34,988 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (32,001 or 91.5 percent) were in out-patient treatment
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 4,551 (13 percent) were under the age of 18

According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:

  • Adolescent males accounted for 69.5 percent (16,275) of the 23,410 total adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 39.0 percent were drug treatment admissions, 44.4 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 7.4 percent were Alcohol treatment, and 9.3 percent did not report any type of treatment
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 31.6 percent were drug treatment, 46.7 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 10.6 percent were Alcohol treatment, and 11.0 percent did not report any type of treatment
Among adolescent admissions, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse:
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 81.3 percent (13,233) reported Marijuana use and 51.8 percent (8,423) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 73.7 percent (5,255) reported Marijuana use and 57.4 percent (4,094) reported Alcohol use
  • Furthermore, 7 percent of total admissions reported Cocaine use, 5.4 percent (871) of male admissions and 10.7 percent (761) of female admissions

Unmet Need For Substance Abuse Treatment in Ohio

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:
  • Rates of unmet need for past-year Alcohol and drug problems were similar between adolescent males and females in Ohio
  • 21,000 males (4.3 percent) and 23,000 females (4.9 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for drug problems
  • 26,000 females (5.3 percent) and 24,000 males (4.8 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