Michigan Currently Has The Nation’s Fourth Biggest Drug Problem
The opioid addiction crisis continues to plague America, and as National Drug Prevention Week gets underway, and with the Trump administration vowing to deal with problem with harsher penalties, Michigan continues to be one of the biggest problem areas.
The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the States with the Biggest Drug Problems in 2018 to highlight the areas that stand to be most affected.
This study compares the 50 states and the District in terms of 20 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita. You can find some highlights below.
Drug Abuse & Prevention in Michigan (1=Biggest Problem; 25=Avg.)
- 14th – Share of Teenagers Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month
- 13th – Share of Adults Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month
- 10th – Opioid Pain Reliever Prescriptions per Capita
- 15th – Drug Overdose Deaths per Capita
- 12th – Share of Adults Who Needed but Didn’t Receive Treatment for Illicit Drug Use in the Past Year
- 20th – Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities per 100,000 People (12 Years and Older) Using Illicit Drugs
The only states scoring higher than Michigan were New Hampshire, Missouri, and the District of Columbia, which led the nation in both the addiction and lack of rehab categories.
Minnesota, Iowa and Utah were the three states with the least amount of drug addiction issues.