The abuse of alcohol in North Dakota is a serious problem. During 2007 the abuse of alcohol led to 1,402 admissions to alcohol rehab programs in North Dakota, which accounted for nearly 60% of all rehab admissions in the state. Upon rehab admission alcohol has consistently been mentioned more than any other substances combined. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health also reported that North Dakota has some of the highest rates in the country for the following measures: past month alcohol use, past month binge alcohol use, alcohol dependence or abuse and dependence on or abuse of alcohol. The abuse of alcohol in North Dakota has ruined many relationships and torn many families, alcoholism is a serious addiction but there is help available. The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services reported an addition of 20 rehabs in North Dakota, for a total of 65 rehabs during 2006. There are a variety of inpatient programs, out patient programs as well as short and long term residential rehab programs. Contact our addiction helpline so we can find the right alcohol rehab program for you or your loved one.
Underage Drinking in North Dakota
During 2007, underage drinking accounted for 17% of all alcohol treatment admissions in North Dakota. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that North Dakota is ranked among the highest in the country for rates of past year alcohol abuse or dependence for youth age 12-17. There are an estimated 35,000 underage youth in North Dakota that drink each year, which is very alarming considering that underage drinkers are far more likely to develop alcohol dependence or become abusers of alcohol when compared to those who begin drinking at age 21. Additional reports from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System indicates that 46% of North Dakota high schoolers reported having at least one drink on one or more occasion in the past 30 days, and 33% reported binge drinking in the past 30 days. Underaged drinking is a very serious issue and should not be ignored. If you have an underage drinker in your family, or a friend who is at risk of developing a dependence on alcohol there are many youth alcohol rehab programs in North Dakota. Contact us for more information on seeking the right rehab program in North Dakota.
Alcohol Treatment in North Dakota
According to additional data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, North Dakota has consistently been ranked among the highest in the country for individuals needing but not receiving alcohol treatment. During 2005 alone, an estimated 52,000 citizens had a dependency on alcohol, of those only 1,000 received the proper treatment form a North Dakota alcohol rehab program. These statistics are very alarming, even more alarming is that these numbers grow each year. Alcohol treatment is available in North Dakota and through a variety of treatment facilities. The first and most important step has already been taken by admitting there is a problem. Help is only a phone call away, contact our helpline for more information about alcohol rehab programs in North Dakota.