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Hawaii Least Drug Problem in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 5:24 AM :: 1282 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

Drug Use by State (2024)

Wallet Hub, May 1, 2024

Drug abuse has a long and storied history in the United States, and we’ve been “at war” with it for decades. Yet despite the country’s best efforts to fight it, the problem is still prevalent. There were more than 105,000 drug overdose deaths in the 12-month period ending in October 2023, according to the CDC.

It’s crucial for the government to address this issue and prevent it from getting any worse. The government must also deal with the changing landscape of drug use, as newer drugs like fentanyl become more widespread. In fact, the DEA seized the equivalent of more than 376 million lethal doses of fentanyl in 2023.

To determine where drug abuse is most pronounced and which areas are most at risk, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 20 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescription use and employee drug testing laws.

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Overall Rank  51
State Hawaii
Total Score  24.08
Drug Use & Addiction Rank  46
Law Enforcement Rank  48
Drug Health Issues & Rehab Rank  49

% of Teenagers Who Were Offered, Sold, Or Given An Illegal Drug On School Property

5
Opioid Prescriptions per 100 People 51
Drug Arrests per Capita 47

 

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