NM Ranks Among Biggest Drug Problem
By: Mariah Tso '21
New Mexico is ranked the 6th state in The United States for the biggest drug problem. It was also ranked number the 3rd in the state for the highest percentage of teenage drug use and numbered 14th in the state for adult users. It is ranked 13th in the state for overdose.
In 2016, New Mexico was ranked second in the state for overdose. In the year of 2016, just under 500 Mexicans died from overdose and the year of 2015, 540 people died from overdose. WalletHub determined which states have the biggest drug problem and ranked them to three categories the first one is Drug Use and addiction. The Second one is Law Enforcement. The third one is Drug health issues and rehab.
All the categories were evaluated 20 metric including the drug use problems which included with teens with adults. Also, the federal drug spending control has increased over the years from 2013 to 2017. In 2013 it was $23.8 million and for 2017 it increased to $27.5 million.
The ranked states 1-10 of biggest drug problem:
The first state is District of Columbia. The second state is Missouri. The third state is New Hampshire and the 4th state is Michigan. The 5th state is West Virginia. The 6th state is New Mexico. The 7th state is Indiana and the 8th state is Rhode Island. The 9th state is Kentucky. The final state is Pennsylvania.
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