Another ranking sheds light on Missouri’s Bad Drug Problems
There are only 4 states with worse drug problems than Missouri according to a new ranking, why can't Missouri get control of its drug problem? And what does the data say is the biggest concern in the Show-Me State?
WalletHub just released a ranking of 2023's Drug Use By State and Missouri is the 6th worst problem area for drugs in the country. The only places in the US, according to this data, that have a worse drug problem than Missouri are New Mexico, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, Louisianna, and Colorado. Why is Missouri so high on this list? On the site they say...
"Given the uncertain future and lack of significant progress to date, it’s fair to wonder where drug abuse is most pronounced and which areas are most at risk. This report attempts to answer those questions by comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 20 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and employee drug testing laws."
Missouri ranks 21st in the Drug Use and Addiction category, and 9th in the Drug Health Issues and Rehab category, so why is it 6th on the list? Well, Missouri ranks 6th in the Law Enforcement category which is comprised of things like drug arrests per capita, drug arrests on college campuses, maternity drug policy, and more. To see the full list of where drugs are the biggest problem in the US in 2023 click here!
What has to be frustrating to the good people of Missouri si that drug issues in the Sh0w-Me State arent new. It's not like in the last 5 years Missouri went from best to worst, they have had long battles with substance abuse and it doesn't seem to be improving, that has to be frustrating...
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