Friday, March 7, 2008

Drug Use State-By-State

Vermont leads nation in marijuana use

A new report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) includes maps that purport to show the ratio of drug and alcohol usage from state to state. Rhode Island leads the nation in the use of illicit drugs, with 11.2 percent of respondents over the age of 12 reporting drug use in the past month. At the other end of the scale, a scant 5.7 percent of North Dakotans used drugs in an average month, according to numbers extracted from the 2005-2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The figures and explanatory text are from SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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