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WalletHub Study: States with the biggest drug problems,

With National Prevention Week in full swing and drug overdose deaths in 2020 up 24% from the previous year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on the States with the Biggest Drug Problems, 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 21 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 California (1=Biggest Problem; 25=Avg.):

  • 11th – Share of Teenagers Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month
  • 14th – Share of Adults Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month
  • 50th – Opioid Pain Reliever Prescriptions per 100 People
  • 38th – Drug Overdose Deaths per Capita
  • 16th – Drug Arrests per Capita
  • 5th – Share of Adults Who Couldn’t Get Treatment for Illicit Drug Use in the Past Year
  • 5th – Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities per 100,000 People (Age 12+) Using Illicit Drugs

To view the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/drug-use-by-state/35150

This article was released by WalletHub