Which states struggles the most with which drugs? Today, this article will answer that question. Drug addiction is an ever-growing problem in our country and abroad – and several studies have pointed us in the direction to determining which state is addicted to which drug. Learning particular risks for certain states can help health professionals, law enforcement officers, and public policy makers tackle the most popular drugs by area.
The 50 States and their Drug of Choice
Marijuana is the main drug associated with drug treatment admissions in the state. Cocaine and opiates (like prescription drugs) follow next in line.
Marijuana is the most popular drug in the state.
Sadly, in Arizona, the rate of drug-induced deaths is higher than the entire national average. Between the years of 2007 and 2008, Arizona made the list of the top 10 states in terms of rate of drug use, besides marijuana, among adults of ages 18 to 25.
Marijuana, followed closely by stimulants like methamphetamines, is also the most common drug people abuse and are addicted to in Arkansas.
In this west coast locale, 36% of voluntary admissions to drug treatment facilities were for stimulants (like methamphetamines) and 25% were for marijuana.
Marijuana is the number one drug involved in drug treatment admissions in the state.
Connecticut finds itself on the list of top 10 states for dependence on illicit drugs among young adults between the ages of 18 and 25. Heroin tops the list for the most common drug leading to drug treatment admissions.
“Other opiates”, usually in the form of prescription drugs, are the reason most people go to treatment centers here. Marijuana and heroin follow closely behind.
Marijuana is the most common drug here, with opiates next in line.
Cocaine tops the list in this state.
Marijuana, then stimulants, are the most commonly used drugs and the drugs most involved in treatment programs in Hawaii.
Almost 50% of drug treatment admissions in Idaho were due to marijuana usage.
In this Midwest state, heroin sadly tops the list in terms of the most common drug associated with rehab and treatment centers.
Folks in Indiana use marijuana the most out of all other drugs.
Marijuana, followed close behind by stimulants like methamphetamines, is the most commonly noted drug in Iowa.
Kansas is home to heavy marijuana usage, more so than other drugs in this state.
Opiates, like prescription drugs, plague Kentucky with the most cited drug treatment admissions in the state.
Marijuana and cocaine are the main sources of rehabilitation in Louisiana.
Opiates – mostly prescription drugs – top the list in Maine.
In Maryland, most people end up in drug treatment centers due to use, abuse, and addiction to heroin.
This New England state struggles with a heroin problem more so than any other drug. Marijuana is only the fourth most abused drug, after heroin, opiates, and cocaine.
Most people seeking treatment for drug addiction in Michigan do so for marijuana and heroin.
Marijuana is the most used and abused drug here, with other drugs far behind.
Marijuana tops the list for drug addiction in Mississippi, but there are reports of issues with accurately reporting statistics for drug use/treatment center enrollment in this state.
Marijuana and stimulants run rampant in this southern state.
In Montana, people use marijuana and opiates the most when compared to all other drugs.
Stimulants, mostly methamphetamine, are the reason most people seek drug treatment here.
Stimulants are the most popular drug of choice in Nevada.
Opiates, followed by heroin and marijuana, are most likely to plague individuals in New Hampshire.
Heroin is easily the most abuse drug in New Kersey.
Back in 2007-2008, New Mexico ranked first out of all states for illicit drug dependence for people aged 12 and older. The drug-induced death rate in this state is markedly higher than the national average.
Heroin, then marijuana, and then cocaine, top the list here.
Marijuana is the most popular drug in this Carolina state.
Marijuana, opiates, and stimulants are the top most used drugs here – all other drug use is virtually negligent in comparison.
Most people use marijuana here.
Oklahoma residents report marijuana use to be their number one.
Marijuana also tops the list here.
Heroin is a major issue in this state.
Heroin plagues this state.
Marijuana leads the pack in terms of drug treatment admissions.
Marijuana is also the main issue in South Dakota.
Opiates, mostly prescription drugs, are the issue here.
Marijuana is the most cited drug of use and abuse.
Stimulants lead to the most treatment enrollments.
Opiates are the biggest problem in Vermont.
Marijuana usage runs rampant here.
Marijuana and stimulants.
Heroin and cocaine/crack top the list here.
Opiates are the reason for most treatment enrollments.
Marijuana, then cocaine, is mostly involved in treatment centers here.