CT has one of the worst drug problems in the country - and the highest rate of people seeking treatment for substance abuse - according to a new study.
Michigan, you have a problem.
The District of Columbia ranked as the place with the worst drug problem.
To identify where drug abuse is most pronounced across the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 15 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita. The Great Lakes State ranked especially poor in the drug use and addiction category where it was No. 6. More alarmingly, CT ranked in the 11th percentile of drug overdose deaths per capita.
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4th in percentage of teenagers who were offered, sold, or given an illegal drug on school property in the past year. Additionally, the analysis found more drug-related issues in states that voted Democrat in the 2016 presidential election than states that voted Republican. That rate is six times higher than Nebraska, which has the fewest overdose deaths with 7 per 100,000 residents.
The personal finance website WalletHub.com released its list of states with the biggest drug problem in 2017.
Measures include drug use, treatment and law enforcement information, and data such as the state's percentage of adults who used illicit drugs in the past month, for example, received stronger weight in the scoring.
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