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Maine Teen Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Maine Teen Drug and Alcohol Information

Inspirations for Youth and Families understands that many Maine teens suffer from addiction. Our Teen Rehab Center has successfully treated Maine 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 Maine teens to attain the necessary 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 Maine. Finding an insurance solution is just a phone call away. Contact us now
  • Some of the largest Maine cities as well as outlying areas where Inspirations have transformed teen’s lives include: Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, West Scarborough, and Augusta

Teen Illicit Substance Use in Maine

According to the combined 2003–2006 NSDUH:
  • Approximately 16,000 (14.37 percent) of the 109,000 adolescents in Maine used an illicit drug in the past month; 13,000 (12.3 percent) used Marijuana, and 6,000 (5.7 percent) used an illicit drug other than Marijuana
  • There were no significant differences in illicit drug use between adolescent males and females in Maine
The misuse of pain relievers among youth is also a major public health concern:
  • In Maine, 4,000 adolescent males and 4,000 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 (7.5 v. 7.7 percent)
Adolescent Alcohol Use and Abuse in Maine
  • In Maine 17.5 percent (19,000) of adolescents used Alcohol in the past month, and 10.1 percent (11,000) 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 Maine adolescents were similar between males and females; 18.2 percent of males and 16.6 percent of females currently used Alcohol, and 11.2 percent of males and 8.8 percent of females engaged in binge drinking in the month prior to the interview

Adolescent Alcohol And Illicit Drug Dependence Or Abuse In Maine

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 Maine, rates of past-year Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse were similar between males and females; but rates of past-year Alcohol dependence were significantly higher for adolescent females than males

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in Maine

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:

  • Maine showed a one-day total of 7,833 clients in treatment, the majority of whom (7,474 or 95.4 percent) were in an out-patient treatment program
  • Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 874 (11.1 percent) were under the age of 18
According to 2003–2006 TEDS Data:
  • Adolescent males accounted for 71 percent (3,086) of the 4,359 total adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions
  • Of the total male admissions, 23.2 percent were drug treatment admissions, 69.5 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 6 percent were Alcohol treatment
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 23.7 percent were drug treatment, 66 percent were Alcohol and drug treatment, and 8.8 percent were Alcohol treatment
Among adolescent admissions in Maine, Marijuana and Alcohol were the most prevalent substances of abuse:
  • Of the total adolescent male admissions, 75.8 percent (2,337) reported Alcohol use, and 88.5 percent (2,731) reported Marijuana use
  • Of the total adolescent female admissions, 74.8 percent (951) percent reported Alcohol use, and 78.6 percent (1,000) reported Marijuana use
  • Further, 16.3 percent of total admissions reported other Opiates or Synthetics use, 22.6 percent (228) of female admissions and 13.7 percent (422) of female admissions
  • Similarly, 9.1 percent of total adolescent admissions reported Cocaine use, 8.4 percent (262) of adolescent male admissions and 10.6 percent (135) of female admissions

Unmet Need For Substance Abuse Treatment In Maine

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:
  • There were no significant differences in rates of the unmet need for treatment between males and females
  • 8,000 Maine adolescents (4,000 males and 4,000 females) needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year drug problems
  • 3,000 females (5.9 percent) and 4,000 males (6.9 percent) needed, but did not receive treatment for past-year Alcohol problems


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