Report Shows Substantial Disparities in the Levels of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Problems

A new report providing state-by-state analyses of substance abuse and mental illness patterns reveals that there are wide variations in the levels of problems like illicit drug use found among the states, but that every state suffers from these problems. For example, among those aged 12 and older, Iowa had less than half the current illicit drug use rate of Rhode Island (5.2 percent vs. 12.5 percent) – yet Iowa’s population aged 12 and older also had one of the nation’s highest levels of people experiencing alcohol dependence or abuse in the past year (9.2 percent).

Date Added: 06/04/09

This entry was posted in Cocaine Addictions. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *