Washington Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understand that many Washington teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Washington  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 Washington 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 Washington. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us Now
  • Some of the largest Washington cities where Inspirations have saved teen lives as well as their outlying areas include: Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, and Bellevue

Washington Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse Statistics

  • 18 percent (95,000) of adolescents used Alcohol in the past month, and 11.7 percent (62,000) engaged in binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least one-day of the past 30 days
  • Rates of current use Alcohol and binge drinking were similar between adolescent males and females in Washington

Adolescent Alcohol And Illicit Drug Dependence Or Abuse

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; 23,000 males and 23,000 females abused or were dependent on or abused Alcohol or drugs in the past year

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Washington

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:
  • Washington showed a one-day total of 42,701 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (40,480 or 94.8 percent) were in out-patient treatment
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 3,384 (7.9 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • Adolescent males accounted for 64.1 percent (13,974) of the 21,791 total adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 20.3 percent were drug treatment admissions, 75.7 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 4.0 percent were Alcohol treatment
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 22.4 percent were drug treatment, 72.3 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 5.3 percent were Alcohol treatment
  • Among adolescent admissions, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse:
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 79.6 percent (11,128) reported Alcohol use and 92.3 percent (12,894) reported Marijuana use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 85 percent (6,644) reported Marijuana use and 77.6 percent (6,066)
  • Further, 18.7 percent (4,084) of the total adolescent admissions reported Methamphetamine use, 13.0 percent (1,815) of male admissions and 29.0 percent (2,269) of female admissions
  • 9.9 percent of total admissions reported Cocaine use, 8.2 percent (1,145) of male admissions and 12.9 percent (1,011) of female admissions

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in Washington

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 Washington
  • 14,000 males (3.6 percent) and 9,000 females (5.1 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for drug problems
  • 16,000 females (6.2 percent) and 15,000 males (5.6 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 derived principally from national surveys conducted by the Office of Applied Studies, a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration