Wyoming Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understand that many Wyoming teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Wyoming 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 for Youth?

  • The Inspirations for Youth program focuses on a therapeutic approach so Wisconsin 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
  • Inspirations has a Teen Boarding School allowing teens to continue with their education while treating their addiction
  • 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
  • A key element to the success of the program is to ensure that the teens are involved in fun activities – including snorkeling, beach trips, fishing expeditions, 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. With Inspirations, 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 Wyoming. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away
  • Some of the largest Wyoming cities where Inspirations have saved teen lives as well as their outlying areas include: Cheyene, Casper, Laramine, Gillette, and Rock Springs

Wyoming Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse Statistics

  • Approximately 175,000 (11.1 percent) of adolescents in Wyoming used an illicit drug in the past month; 132,000 (8.3 percent) used Marijuana, and 73,000 (4.6 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • Rates of Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females; 71,000 adolescent males and 59,000 adolescent females abused or were dependent on Alcohol or drugs within the past year
  • In Wyoming 38,000 females and 45,000 males needed, but did not receive treatment for Alcohol problems
  • In Wyoming 41,000 males and 28,000 females needed, but did not receive treatment for past year drug problems
  • Adolescent females in Wyoming were also almost three times as likely as males to have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year (12.5 v. 4.5 percent)

Teen Illicit Substance Use in Wyoming

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

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 175,000 (11.1 percent) of the 1,580,000 adolescents in Wyoming used an illicit drug in the past month; 132,000 (8.3 percent) used Marijuana, and 73,000 (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 Wyoming
  • The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public health concern
  • In Wyoming, 47,000 adolescent males and 51,000 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. 5.8 percent)

Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in Wyoming

  • 19.7 percent of adolescents (311,000) used Alcohol in the past month, and 11.6 percent (183,000) engaged in binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as consuming five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least one-day within a 30 day time frame
  • Rates of current Alcohol use and past-month binge drinking among Wyoming adolescents were similar between males and females; 19.7 percent of males and 19.8 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 11.9 percent of males and 11.2 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol and Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in Wyoming

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 Wyoming, rates of Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females; 71,000 males and 59,000 females abused or were dependent on Alcohol or drugs within the past year

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment In Wyoming

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:
  • Wyoming showed a one-day total of 118,892 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (104,790 or 88.1 percent) were in out-patient treatment
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 5,981 (5 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • In Wyoming adolescent males accounted for 71 percent (39,087) of the total 54,974 adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 40.3 percent were drug treatment admissions, 54.3 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 3.4 percent were Alcohol treatment, and 2 percent did not report the type of treatment
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 33.9 percent were drug treatment, 55.6 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, 6.3 percent were Alcohol treatment, and 4.2 percent did not report the type of treatment
  • Among adolescent admissions in Wyoming, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 92 percent (35,968) reported Marijuana use and 57.7 percent (22,562) reported Alcohol use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 83.6 percent (13,289) reported Marijuana use and 61.9 percent (9,841) reported Alcohol use
  • Furthermore, 10.9 percent of all admissions reported Cocaine use, 9 percent (3,509) of male admissions and 15.5 percent (2,470) of female admissions

Unmet Need for Substance Abuse Treatment in Wyoming 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:

  • Adolescent males were significantly more likely than females to need but not receive treatment for past-year drug problems. There were no significant differences in rates of the unmet need for Alcohol treatment between males and females in Wyoming
  • 69,000 Wyoming adolescents (41,000 males and 28,000 females) needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • 38,000 females (5.0 percent) and 45,000 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