Teen Drug Use Declining But Demand For Treatment Increasing

Dec 21, 2006, 00:00 ET from Rosecrance Health Network

    CHICAGO, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Monitoring the Future
 survey (by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of
 Michigan) released today points to a continued decline across the nation in
 teen drug use.
     Other trends in drug use in northern Illinois, according to experts
 from Rosecrance Health Network, a premier residential and outpatient
 substance abuse treatment center include:
     -- A delay in the use of drugs, which means early prevention efforts do
        work, especially when teens understand the dangers of drug use. When
        kids delay the use of drugs they are reducing the potential for
        developing an addiction.
     -- Teens coming in for treatment today have very complex issues and often
        are using a variety of drugs, including increased use of opiates.
     -- Heroin use is increasing amongst adolescents who may start out inhaling
        or smoking it.
     -- More teens are getting treated for substance abuse addictions, so
        demand for services is increasing.
     For more information about today's survey and other questions related
 to substance abuse treatment, please call Jocelyn Boudreau, Staff Education
 Coordinator for Rosecrance Health Network at 630.667.8281
     Rosecrance Health Network has provided substance abuse treatment to
 adolescents for more than 25 years through its in-patient and out-patient
 services. Based in Rockford, it provides services to families from
 throughout Northern Illinois. For further information contact Lisabeth
 Weiner, Lisabeth Weiner Consultants, Inc., at 312.252.7360.
 
 

SOURCE Rosecrance Health Network
    CHICAGO, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Monitoring the Future
 survey (by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of
 Michigan) released today points to a continued decline across the nation in
 teen drug use.
     Other trends in drug use in northern Illinois, according to experts
 from Rosecrance Health Network, a premier residential and outpatient
 substance abuse treatment center include:
     -- A delay in the use of drugs, which means early prevention efforts do
        work, especially when teens understand the dangers of drug use. When
        kids delay the use of drugs they are reducing the potential for
        developing an addiction.
     -- Teens coming in for treatment today have very complex issues and often
        are using a variety of drugs, including increased use of opiates.
     -- Heroin use is increasing amongst adolescents who may start out inhaling
        or smoking it.
     -- More teens are getting treated for substance abuse addictions, so
        demand for services is increasing.
     For more information about today's survey and other questions related
 to substance abuse treatment, please call Jocelyn Boudreau, Staff Education
 Coordinator for Rosecrance Health Network at 630.667.8281
     Rosecrance Health Network has provided substance abuse treatment to
 adolescents for more than 25 years through its in-patient and out-patient
 services. Based in Rockford, it provides services to families from
 throughout Northern Illinois. For further information contact Lisabeth
 Weiner, Lisabeth Weiner Consultants, Inc., at 312.252.7360.
 
 SOURCE Rosecrance Health Network