Drug Use by State: 2020’s Problem Areas – WalletHub Study

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With the stress of social distancing leading to drug use relapses or overdoses, and SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week in full swing, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the States with the Biggest Drug Problems in 2020, as well as accompanying videos, to highlight the areas that stand to be most affected.

This study compares the 50 states and the District in terms of 22 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and employee drug testing laws. You can find some highlights below.

Drug Abuse & Prevention in Florida (1=Biggest Problem; 25=Avg.):

  • 19th– Share of Teenagers Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month
  • 26th– Share of Adults Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month
  • 23rd– Opioid Pain Reliever Prescriptions per Capita
  • 22nd – Drug Overdose Deaths per Capita
  • 11th– Drug Arrests per Capita
  • 25th – Share of Adults Who Needed but Didn’t Receive Treatment for Illicit Drug Use in the Past Year
  • 6th – Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities per 100,000 People (12 Years and Older) Using Illicit Drugs
  • 8th– Coronavirus Support Score

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