This Is the State With the Worst Drug Abuse

Missouri gets unwanted distinction in WalletHub list
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2020 1:21 PM CDT
This Is the State With the Worst Drug Abuse
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As America remains mired in a drug crisis, the added weight of the coronavirus pandemic has only made things harder. That's per WalletHub, which looked at all 50 states and DC to see which areas are affected the most by drug abuse. It looked at nearly two dozen metrics, including overdose deaths per capita, teen and adult drug use, employee drug-test laws, drug arrests, and rehab options. At the top of the list of states with the biggest drug problems: Missouri. Read on:

  1. Missouri (No. 1 in "Law Enforcement" category)
  2. West Virginia
  3. Michigan
  4. District of Columbia
  5. New Hampshire
  6. New Mexico
  7. Colorado
  8. Arkansas
  9. Nevada (No. 1 in "Drug Health Issues & Rehab" category)
  10. Indiana
Check out the full list to see how other states fared. (This is America's least safe city.)

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