The widespread abuse and dependence on alcohol in New Mexico consistently accounts for more than 45% of all rehab admissions in the state. During 2006 there were a total of 5,138 admissions to alcohol rehab programs in New Mexico, which is more than any other substance combined. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health also indicates that New Mexico as generally remained above the national average for rates of dependence on or abuse of alcohol. There are a variety of rehab programs in New Mexico, and according to the 2006 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services New Mexico has a total of 120 addiction rehabs. Of those, 86% of rehabs in New Mexico offer a form of outpatient care and 31 treatment centers offer residential care. Alcoholism is a serious issue in New Mexico and should not be ignored, there is help available. If you or a loved one are abusers of or dependent on alcohol, the first step has already been taken by coming here and admitting there is a problem. Take the next step by contacting our helpline for additional information on alcohol rehab programs in New Mexico.
Underage Drinking in New Mexico
The cost of underage drinking reached an staggering $658 million in New Mexico during 2007, which translates to a cost of $3,239 per year for each youth in the state. These overwhelming costs ranked New Mexico the 3rd highest in the country for the cost per youth of underage drinking. Studies show that underage drinkers are at a much greater risk of developing a dependence on alcohol or becoming abusers of alcohol, which is very alarming considering that there is an estimated 94,000 underage youth in New Mexico who drink each year. Even more alarming is that only only 285 youth age 12-20 were admitted to an alcohol rehab program in New Mexico during 2007. Additional data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System indicates that during 2007, 43% of high school students in New Mexico reported having at least one or more drink of alcohol on one or more occasion in the past 30 days, and 27% had reported binge drinking in the past 30 days. Underage drinking is a serious issue in New Mexico and should never be taken lightly. These youth are at much greater risk of developing a dependence on alcohol at a later age if alcohol treatment is not sought. Contact out helpline if you are aware of an underage drinker at risk of becoming an alcohol abuser.
Alcohol Treatment in New Mexico
Studies from 2005 indicate that approximately 134,000 citizens of New Mexico were in need of alcohol treatment. Additional studies from alcohol treatment centers in New Mexico indicate that approximately 124,000 of those citizens did not receive alcohol treatment. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health also indicates that New Mexico has consistently remained above the national average for rates of unmet alcohol treatment. While all of these statistics are alarming, the most alarming is that these numbers are consistently rising. If you or a loved one are suffering from alcoholism help is only a phone call away. Contact our addiction helpline for more information on alcohol rehab programs in New Mexico.