Teen Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers In Mississippi

Teen Rehab Centers in MississippiDid you know that people who begin abusing drugs and alcohol as teens are far more likely to suffer from an addiction than adults? This is because their brains are still developing, especially the part that controls impulse behavior.

Drug Abuse Sign and Symptoms

If you have a child aged 12 to 17, the following are signs and symptoms of substance misuse:

  • Tolerance to a substance
  • Episodes relating to withdrawals
  • Dropping grades
  • Withdrawn from family members
  • Cutting school
  • Appetite changes

These are common signs and symptoms, but there are other signs to watch out for, as well.

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Causes of Substance Abuse

There is no single reason for teens becoming substance abusers, rather causation includes a combination of family, genetic, individual, and social factors. While research shows that genetics play a role in substance use, substance use disorder is an illness that is more powerfully influenced by other factors.

Nationally, statistics about drug abuse shows that less than 10 percent of people with a mild substance abuse problem do not seek out professional help. In addition, only 40 percent of those with a more embedded substance abuse disorder seek treatment. One reason for the low number of people seeking help is that it is difficult to find treatment centers in-state, to find those that accept your insurance, and to have options for multiple programs.

Statistics About Mississippi Teen Substance Abuse Disorder

Mississippi is very close to the national average with an increase from 2013 to 2014 from 7.9 percent to 9.2 percent or 23,000 adolescents aged 12 -17. The average was 9.1 percent for the entire nation.

Breakdown of Favorite Substance Abuse Items Among MS Teens Monthly

For marijuana use Mississippi is near the bottom of the state tiers in 12 – 17-year-olds on a monthly basis with usage among adolescents ranging from 4.98 to 5.60 percent. Unfortunately, they are in the top tier of states for teens using illicit drugs other than Marijuana. Although total illicit drug use is high, cocaine use compared to other states is not, with use by Mississippi teens at only 0.33 to 0.41 percent. Mississippi ranks in the top tier of the states in America with an annual average of 5.23 percent to 6.15 percent for adolescents abusing prescription drugs. With teens averaging alcohol use at 6.76 to 9.9 percent places MS adolescents among the rear of the pack for alcohol use. There is an average of 10.47 percent of adolescents who have suffered a major depressive episode.

Adolescent Treatment for Substance Abuse in Mississippi

Earlier, we learned that substance misuse treatment is underutilized throughout the US. Mississippi is no exception. There are around 20 treatment centers for adolescents in the state. Following are three centers that can help teens with a substance misuse problem. Once a problem is discovered it is vital to get early treatment, even for kids who are just using substances for recreation. Following are a few centers in Mississippi that can help with your teenager.

Pine Grove Recovery Center- Hattiesburg, MS

This center offers both residential and outpatient programs for those aged 12 to 17. Services include:

  • Short-term drug rehab – less than 30 days
  • Residential, long-term treatment – more than 30 days
  • Outpatient drug rehabilitation
  • Partial hospitalization drug rehab; substance abuse day treatment

Marian Hill Chemical Dependency Center- Vicksburg, MS

Marian Hill offers the following services to adolescents:

  • Substance abuse drug rehab with a primary focus on substance abuse treatment and drug rehab
  • Specializing in Residential short-term drug rehab program sober living (30 days or less)
  • Residential long-term drug rehab treatment sober living (more than 30 days)
  • Outpatient drug rehab
  • Partial hospitalization drug rehab/Substance abuse day treatment

Born Free Residential Treatment (Programs of Catholic Charities Inc.) -Jackson, MS

This center is for adolescents needing substance abuse service including detoxification. It offers residential long-term and short-term rehabilitation services for teens aged 12 to 17.

If you are a Mississippi teen needing help with your substance misuse disorder or the parent of a teen in need, contact us at RehabCenter.net. We can find you help in Mississippi or a nearby state if more convenient.

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