Survey: Arizona in Top 10 states for drug abuse

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By Scott Orr | The Daily Courier

A study by WalletHub.com found that Arizona has the eighth-highest rate of drug abuse among all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The survey, titled “Drug Use by State: 2017’s Problem Areas,” examined 15 data points, tallied them up, and came up with rankings. Some important findings:

  • Arizona is fourth highest in the percentage of adults that needed (but didn’t receive) treatment for illicit drug use in the past year;
  • Arizona is 22nd in the number of substance abuse treatment facilities per 100,000 people using illicit drugs.

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