Texas Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many Texas teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Texas’ 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 Texas’ 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 Texas. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest Texas cities as well as their outlying areas where Inspirations have transformed teen lives include: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, and Fort Worth

Texas Teen Drug & Alcohol Statistics

  • Approximately 184,000 (8.9 percent) of adolescents in Texas used an illicit drug in the past month; 116,000 (5.6 percent) used marijuana, and 107,000 (5.2 percent) used an illicit drug other than marijuana
  • Males were significantly more likely than adolescent females to have used marijuana in the past month
  • Rates of alcohol dependence were significantly higher for adolescent males than females; 23,000 males and 13,000 females were dependent on alcohol in the past year
  • In Texas 44,000 females (4.4 percent) and 55,000 males (5.3 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for alcohol abuse, and 48,000 males (4.5 percent) and 41,000 females (4 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for drug abuse
  • In Texas adolescent females were more than two times as likely as adolescent males to have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year (11.9 v. 4.9 percent)

Teen Illicit Substance Use in Texas

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • In Texas approximately 184,000 (8.9 percent) of the 2,061,000 adolescents in Texas used an illicit drug in the past month; 116,000 (5.6 percent) used marijuana, and 107,000 (5.2 percent) used an illicit drug other than marijuana
  • There were no significant differences in illicit drug use or illicit drug use other than marijuana between adolescent males and females in Texas, but adolescent males in Texas were significantly more likely than adolescent females to have used marijuana in the past month
The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public health concern:
  • In Texas, 66,000 adolescent males and 71,000 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. 6.3 percent)

Teen Alcohol Use and Abuse in Texas

  • 16.4 percent of adolescents (338,000) used alcohol in the past month, and 9.5 percent (195,000) engaged in binge drinking, which is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks on the same occasion within the past 30 days
  • Adolescent males in Texas were significantly more likely than females to have engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview (11.2 v. 7.7 percent)
  • Rates of current alcohol use were similar among Texas adolescent males and females

Youth Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in Texas

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 Texas, rates of alcohol dependence were significantly higher for adolescent males than females; 23,000 males and 13,000 females were dependent on alcohol in the past year
  • Rates of illicit drug abuse or dependence were similar between Texas males and females; 50,000 males and 44,000 females abused or were dependent on illicit drugs in the past year

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Texas

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:
  • Texas showed a one-day total of 34,099 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (28,311 or 83 percent) were in out-patient treatment
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 3,536 (10.4 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • In Texas adolescent males accounted for 76.5 percent (17,966) of the total adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 58.6 percent were drug treatment admissions, 38.7 percent were alcohol and drug treatment, and 2.6 percent were alcohol treatment
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 59.1 percent were drug treatment, 36.7 percent were alcohol and drug treatment, and 4.2 percent were alcohol treatment
  • Among adolescent admissions in Texas, marijuana and alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 41.4 percent (7,430) reported alcohol use and 93.2 percent (16,736) reported marijuana use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 82.8 percent (4,564) reported marijuana use and 40.9 percent (2,252) reported alcohol use
  • Furthermore, 24.2 (5,670) percent of total admissions reported cocaine use, 21.6 percent (3,881) of male admissions and 32.5 percent (1,789) of female admissions. 4.9 percent (1,147) of the total adolescent admissions reported methamphetamine use, 3.6 percent (651) of male admissions and 9.6 percent (496) of female admissions

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in Texas

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 Texas (rehab)
  • 48,000 males (4.5 percent) and 41,000 females (4 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for drug problems
  • 44,000 females (4.4 percent) and 55,000 males (5.3 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. Learn more about Texas detox facilities.

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 derive principally from national surveys conducted by the Office of Applied Studies, a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.