Vermont Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understand that many Vermont teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Vermont 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-time existence.

Why Inspirations for Youth?

  • Inspirations for Youth program focuses on a therapeutic approach so Vermont teens can learn to live without drugs and Alcohol
  • It is also a highly individualized program limited to a maximum of 32 teens at a time
  • Inspirations is a gender specific program that combines academics, therapy and family involvement
  • Teens in rehab are often struggling with school. Their problems include behavioral issues, a lowered GPA and the potential for dropping out of school. When they leave Inspirations – they’re on a path to graduating high school
  • Participants in the program live in a dorm-like setting where there is a four-to-one ratio of teens to staff on a 24/7 basis
  • Teens are required to demonstrate accountability by handling most of the housekeeping, responsibilities – from cooking, cleaning, and laundry with supervision
  • A key element to the success of the program, however, is ensuring that the teens are involved in fun activities – including snorkeling, beach volleyball and going to the movies – so they associate fun with sobriety
  • Typically teens enter a rehab when they’re out of control, unaccountable for their behavior and scared. When it’s time to go home, they’re focused, hopeful and working towards healthy choices
  • Inspirations for Youth works with all the leading insurance companies nationwide that operate in Vermont. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us Now
  • Some of the largest Vermont cities where Inspirations have saved teen lives as well as their outlying areas include: Burlington, Essex, Rutland, Colchester, and South Burlington

Vermont Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse Statistics

  • Approximately 7,000 adolescents in Vermont used an illicit drug in the past month; 6,000 used Marijuana, and 3,000 used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • Adolescent males were significantly more likely than females to have used Marijuana in the past month
  • 20.1 percent of Vermont adolescents used alcohol in the past month, and 13 percent (7,000) engaged in binge drinking
  • 1,000 females (4.7 percent) and 2,000 males (5.7 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for drug problems
  • 1,000 males (5.5 percent) and 2,000 females (6.9) needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems
  • Adolescent females in Vermont were more significantly more likely than adolescent males to have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year (12.9 v. 3.9)

Teen Illicit Substance Use In Vermont

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 7,000 (13.6 percent) of the 53,000 adolescents in Vermont used an illicit drug in the past month; 6,000 (10.8 percent) used Marijuana, and 3,000 (5.9 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • There were no significant differences in illicit drug use other than Marijuana between adolescent males and females in Vermont, but adolescent males were significantly more likely than adolescents females to have used Marijuana in the past month
The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public health concern:
  • In Vermont, 2,000 adolescent males and 2,000 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 (6.3 v. 8.5 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in Vermont

  • In Vermont 20.1 percent (11,000) of adolescents used Alcohol in the past month, and 13.0 percent (7,000) engaged in binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least one-day of past 30 days
  • Rates of current Alcohol use and past-month binge drinking among Vermont adolescents were similar between males and females; 20.7 percent of males and 19.4 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 14.5 percent of males and 11.4 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol And Illicit Drug Dependence Or Abuse In Vermont

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 Vermont, rates of past-year Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Vermont

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:
  • Vermont showed a one-day total of 3,726 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (3,476 or 93.3 percent) were in out-patient treatment
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date – 549 (14.7 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS data:
  • Adolescent males accounted for 62.6 percent (1,795) of the 2,795 total adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 27.0 percent were drug treatment admissions, 60.8 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 12.2 percent were Alcohol treatment
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 21.5 percent were drug treatment, 62.1 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 16.4 percent were Alcohol treatment
  • Among adolescent admissions in Vermont, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 73 percent (932) reported Alcohol use, and 84.8 percent (1,082) reported Marijuana use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 76.6 percent (609) percent reported Marijuana use, and 78.5 percent (624) reported Alcohol use
  • Further, 10.6 percent of total admissions reported other Opiates or Synthetics use, 8.5 percent (149) of female admissions and 14.1 percent (147) of female admissions
  • 6.4 (132) of the total adolescent admissions reported Cocaine use, 6.7 percent (86) of adolescent male admissions and 5.8 percent (46) of female admissions

Unmet Need For Substance Abuse Treatment In Vermont

NSDUH 2003–2006:
  • Rates of unmet need for past year Alcohol and drug problems were similar between adolescent males and females in Vermont
  • 1,000 females (4.7 percent) and 2,000 males (5.7 percent) needed, but didn’t receive treatment for drug problems
  • 1,000 males (5.5 percent) and 2,000 females (6.9 percent) needed, but didn’t 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 derive principally from national surveys conducted by the Office of Applied Studies, a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration