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The Impact of Addiction in North Dakota

Where are Drug Treatment Centers in North Dakota?

Elk, bison, wild horses and toxic rattle nakes live in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Dakota North has more per capita golf courses than any other territory. The state also houses a series of endurance tests, the ENDracing phenomenon. Offbeat towns like Fargo and Bismarck provide an opportunity to explore the old-western history of the State. The best fishing is at Devils Lake, the birthplace of walleye, pike and lousy north. The Macca Museum with dinosaurs and a soda shop of the 1950s are the North Dakota Heritage Centre.

North Dakota is one of the least affected states when it comes to drugs. The state has one of the lowest rates of drug addiction in the country, ranking at 47th place. Even though the rate of addiction is low, it has been increasing in recent years.

Both marijuana and methamphetamine abuse has been rising over the past few years. Most of these drugs are brought in through Canada and distributed further. This makes for extremely low prices and an abundance of drugs in North Dakota.

Of course, North Dakota is a wonderful place to visit and stay, but it has issues with substance addiction as do all other states.

While the rates of abuse for other drugs have been rising, the rate of prescription drug abuse has been decreasing over the past 15 years. In 2011, 6.5% of North Dakota residents used prescription drugs in non-medical situations. In 2015, this number had lowered to just 4.9%.

Despite these drugs being readily available in North Dakota, the most commonly abused substance in the Peach Garden state is alcohol. It is reported that 5.26% of the population abuses alcohol in a year, which includes several minors. Binge drinking is a large problem, with 24.8% of the population taking part. This is almost eight full points above the national average of 16.9%. This number has led to many drunk drivers on the road which has increased drunk driving fatalities. Almost half of all road deaths in North Dakota are tied to alcohol.

North Dakota has taken several measures to decrease substance abuse and raise awareness about the consequences. One important program is the Substance Use Disorder Voucher. The program was set up to give financial support to those seeking substance abuse treatment in North Dakota. Since its establishment, the program has put over 3,500 residents through treatment.

Worst Drugs in North Dakota

  1. Alcohol abuse is a problem among minors in North Dakota. Around 18% of students from 9th through 12th grade admit to binge drinking. These minors gain access to alcohol through friends and family–however, many have been able to buy it at establishments. Half of all bartenders in North Dakota admit to having served alcohol to those who are underage.
  2. Marijuana has become the most commonly cited drug of choice in treatment admissions in North Dakota. While this is concerning, the most alarming factor is that the largest group of those admitted were between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. In 2013 alone, around 6,600 people over the age of 12 tried marijuana for the first time.
  3. Methamphetamine use in North Dakota increased by almost 100% between 2012 and 2015. Methamphetamine abuse in the state is particularly common among those incarcerated. Over 80% of all women in North Dakota prisons were arrested for meth-related offenses and 60% of the men in prison are regular methamphetamine users.
  4. Prescription drug abuse is still very common among minors. Over 14% of North Dakota high schoolers admit to having abused prescription drugs at least once in their lifetime.
  5. While the rate of opioid-related overdoses in North Dakota is low when compared to others, eight per 100,000 people die from opioid overdoses each year. In 2017, half of all reported overdoses in North Dakota involved opioids.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. In 2011, 8% of all alcohol treatment admissions in North Dakota were for those between 12 and 20 years of age.
  2. Alcohol and/or drugs are responsible for around 18% of all deaths in the state–almost six full points above the national average.
  3. Between 2017 and 2018, almost 5% of adolescents between 12 and 17 years old used marijuana.
  4. Between 2012 and 2015, heroin use in North Dakota increased fivefold–from 1% to 6%.
  5. The drug overdose rate in North Dakota is 9.2, which is over 12 full points below the national average.
  6. North Dakota has implemented a zero-tolerance drunk driving law for minors. Anyone under 21 driving with a blood alcohol content higher than 0.0% is fined and could be jailed.
  7. Around 6% of North Dakota residents are past-month illicit drug users–less than the national average of 8%.
  8. Prescription drugs are prescribed at a rate of 41.5, which is over 15 full points lower than the national average.
  9. From 2010 to 2014, juvenile arrests for DUI’s throughout North Dakota increased by 34%.
  10. The largest group of those admitted into treatment for amphetamine abuse are between the ages of 21 and 25 years old.

Quick Tips on Finding Treatment

Alcohol and drug abuse and addiction are truly complex, causing terrible harm to people’s lives and their families. Fortunately, thousands of treatment facilities throughout the U.S. and more specifically located in North Dakota are dedicated to starting addicts on the road to recovery and helping them stay on it. The variety of treatment programs is mind-boggling, and the experience of one treatment seeker will differ markedly from that of another. Similarly, the perfect treatment for one recovering addict will be ineffective for another. Our admissions experts are on call 24/7 to help you search.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • United HealthCare
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Medica Health Plan
  • Sanford Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
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