Drug abuse in North Dakota

North Dakota has a population of 774,948 people. The most recent data from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that 88,000 people over the age of 12 had abused illegal substances in the past month, around 11.36% of the population. 82,000 reported marijuana use in the past month and 128,000 in the past year. The report also found that 17,000 North Dakota residents had abused cocaine in the past year, 14,000 had abused meth, and 29,000 had abused prescription pain medication. 7,000 people over the age of 18 reported using heroin in the last year. Those reporting opioid misuse including heroin, painkillers, and fentanyl in North Dakota totaled 28,000 people.

Alcohol abuse in North Dakota

Alcohol misuse was also reported in North Dakota with 385,000 people over the age of 12 saying they had used alcohol in the last month and 188,000 reporting binge drinking. The perceived risk of people over 12 years of age indulging in problematic alcohol use (5 or more drinks twice a week) in a month was 263,000 people.

Overdose deaths in North Dakota

In 2021, North Dakota saw a total of 113 recorded drug-related overdose deaths. This includes those that were accidental or unidentifiable but excludes those that were related to suicide or homicide. This puts the overdose death toll in North Dakota at 14.6 people per 100,000. The total number of alcohol-related deaths (including overdose and all other causes) was 205 people.

Addiction treatment in North Dakota

The NSDUH report also recorded the total amount of substance abuse disorders in North Dakota and those who currently require treatment. The report found that 149,000 were recorded as having a substance use disorder (SUD) and 114,000 had an alcohol use disorder. 15,000 people were recorded as having an opioid use disorder including those with painkiller, heroin, and other opioid-based drug use disorders. There are also many who have been diagnosed with or reported a substance, illicit drug, or alcohol use disorder that require rehab treatment and are not receiving it. The report found that 52 people in North Dakota needed treatment for illicit substance abuse, 103,000 required treatment for an alcohol use disorder, and 135,000 needed treatment for a diagnosed substance use disorder.

What treatment options are available in North Dakota

The treatment options In North Carolina vary depending on your chosen facility and the treatment you need. Some common treatment options in these rehab centers include detox treatment,  intensive outpatient treatment, behavioral therapy, and specialized programs for teens and seniors.

Some facilities in the state also have LGBTQIA-friendly programs and treatment options that are sensitive to individuals who have suffered other forms of abuse like domestic abuse.

Here are some North Dakota rehab centers that offer these treatment options:

Detox Programs for teens and young adults

  • Summit Counseling Services
  • Lake Region Outreach Office

  • Prairie Saint Johns LLC

  • Lake Region Human Service Center

North Dakota rehab centers that offer residential treatment

  • Good Road Recovery Center
  • Heartview Foundation

  • Northeast Human Service Center

  • ShareHouse Inc

Rehabs in North Dakota that offer Substance abuse counseling services

  • Community Medical Services
  • Spectra Health

  • Sharehouse Inc

  • Drake Counseling Services Inc

How do I pay for rehab in North Dakota?

You can take advantage of different payment options to access addiction treatment. The rehab facilities in North Carolina will accept payment in cash. 

The cost might be higher if you need more extensive care and treatment. Thankfully, most centers accept private and public health insurance like Medicaid. If you qualify, Medicaid will cover a large part of the rehab treatment.

Getting treatment from friends or family members can also relieve you of some of the stress associated with seeking help at these rehab centers.

Government assistance for addiction treatment in North Dakota

The Behavioural Health Division in North Dakota is committed to helping individuals recover from drug and alcohol addiction. They offer peer support, counseling for opioid abuse, and treatment options for individuals dealing with pain medication addictions. 

The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Voucher was also developed to increase access to quality treatment services for individuals battling drug addiction. They ensure service options are communicated to individuals and reduce financial barriers related to drug treatment. 

If you need to talk to someone about your addiction or get support, you can contact their 24/7 recovery talk to chat with a trained specialist.