New Hampshire has been ranked among the top 10 states for the highest drug use in the country.
In a recent a WallettHub study New Hampshire was ranked 3rd and Maine was ranked 18th for drug use per state.
13 University Professor around the United States conducted the study by comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia in three overall categories: 1) Drug Use & Addiction, 2) Law Enforcement and 3) Drug Health Issues & Rehab.
The study based its rankings on 20 metrics ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita.
New Hampshire ranked 8th for Drug Use & Addiction, 6th for Law Enforcement, and 28th Drug Health Issues & Rehab.
Other results include (1=Biggest Problem; 25=Avg.)
- 18th – Share of Teenagers Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month
- 10th – Share of Adults Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month
- 30th – Opioid Pain Reliever Prescriptions per Capita
- 3rd – Drug Overdose Deaths per Capita
- 10th – Drug Arrests per Capita
- 9th – Share of Adults Who Needed but Didn’t Receive Treatment for Illicit Drug Use in the Past Year
- 21st – Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities per 100,000 People (12 Years and Older) Using Illicit Drugs
Maine ranked 7th for Drug Use & Addiction, 39th for Law Enforcement, and 31st Drug Health Issues & Rehab.
Washington DC had the highest drug use in the country.
The full report can be found at wallethub.com