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Study: Connecticut Ranks 7th With Biggest Drug Problems

Connecticut ranked seventh worst in the country for drug abuse by WalletHub.
Connecticut ranked seventh worst in the country for drug abuse by WalletHub. Photo Credit: Ramapo Police Department/Facebook

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Connecticut was ranked the seventh worst in terms of drug use by state, according to WalletHub.

The study compares the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 15 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita.

Connecticut had the highest number of people receiving drug treatment per 100,000 drug users. It also ranked fourth in percentage of teenagers who were offered, sold or given illegal drugs in the past year.

Washington, D.C. was rated as the worst, with Vermont, Colorado, Delaware and Rhode Island rounding out the top 5. Idaho had the smallest drug problem.

Here's how Conncecticut ranked in a few other categories:

Drug Abuse & Prevention in Connecticut (1=Biggest Problem; 25=Avg.)

19th – Percentage of Teenagers Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month

19th – Percentage of Adults Who Used Illicit Drugs in the Past Month

11th – Number of Drug Overdose Deaths per Capita

15th – Percentage of Adults Who Needed But Didn’t Receive Treatment for Illicit Drug Use in the Past Year

8th – Number of Drug Arrests on College Campuses per 1,000 Students

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