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Teen Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers In Mississippi

Did you know that people who begin abusing drugs and alcohol as teens are far more likely to suffer from addiction than adults? This is because their brains are still developing, especially the part that controls impulse behavior. Fortunately, Mississippi has a variety of rehabs that specialize in the treatment of teens and young adults. Learn more below.

Drug Abuse Signs And Symptoms In Teens

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  • Withdrawn from family members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.

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.

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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

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 Common Substance Abuse Items Among Mississippi Teens

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.

Cities With Teen Substance Abuse Centers In Mississippi

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