America in Addiction

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) released a National Survey on Drug Use, comparing results from 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. This infographic depicts the results from 2010-2011 according to the categories outlined below.

Interesting Conclusions from the Data

I came to a few interesting conclusions from reviewing the data:

  • Washington D.C. has some serious drug problems. Which makes you wonder precisely how high policitians are when they debate the merits of legislative initiatives.
  • Rhode Island and Vermont are in the grips of a legitimate substance abuse crisis.
  • With all the legalization buzz around Colorado, no one cares to mention they have the highest rate of substance abuse of any state in the union across all six categories. They fall in the top 10 in all categories except Smokiest States.
  • North Dakota and South Dakota have the lowest rates of substance abuse with the exception of alcohol.
  • California is not the #1 Stoner State. I was literally shocked. Snoop Dogg lied to me.
  • The South smokes. A lot.
  • I do not want to be a statistician.
  • Numbers make my head hurt.

Addicted States

States ranked according to the percentage of people (age 18 or older) reporting illicit drug abuse or dependence in the past year.

Stoner States

States ranked according to percentage of people (18 or older) reporting marijuana use in the past month.

Alcoholic States

States ranked according to the percentage of people (age 18 or older) reporting alcohol abuse or dependence in the past year.

Coked-Out States

States ranked according to percentage of people (18 or older) reporting cocaine use in the past year.

Smokiest States

States ranked according to the percentage of people (18 or older) reporting cigarette use in the past month.

Numbed-Out States

States ranked according to the percentage of people (18 or older) reporting nonmedical use of painkillers in the past year.


Alabama

Addicted State Rank: 42nd

Alcoholic State Rank: 45th

Stoner State Rank: 43rd

Coked-Out State Rank: 50th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 33rd

Smokiest State Rank: 9th

Alaska

Addicted State Rank: 30th

Alcoholic State Rank: 10th

Stoner State Rank: 3rd

Coked-Out State Rank: 13th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 11th

Smokiest State Rank: 4th

Arizona

Addicted State Rank: 4th

Alcoholic State Rank: 9th

Stoner State Rank: 20th

Coked-Out State Rank: 19th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 7th

Smokiest State Rank: 26th


Arkansas

Addicted State Rank: 32nd

Alcoholic State Rank: 47th

Stoner State Rank: 45th

Coked-Out State Rank: 45th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 9th

Smokiest State Rank: 6th

California

Addicted State Rank: 7th

Alcoholic State Rank: 16th

Stoner State Rank: 11th

Coked-Out State Rank: 9th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 23rd

Smokiest State Rank: 50th

Colorado

Addicted State Rank: 5th

Alcoholic State Rank: 6th

Stoner State Rank: 6th

Coked-Out State Rank: 4th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 2nd

Smokiest State Rank: 36th


Connecticut

Addicted State Rank: 20th 

Alcoholic State Rank: 17th

Stoner State Rank: 18th

Coked-Out State Rank: 12th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 30th

Smokiest State Rank: 42nd

Delaware

Addicted State Rank: 13th

Alcoholic State Rank: 38th

Stoner State Rank: 21st

Coked-Out State Rank: 16th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 3rd

Smokiest State Rank: 18th

Washington DC

Addicted State Rank: 1st

Alcoholic State Rank: 1st

Stoner State Rank: 4th

Coked-Out State Rank: 1st

Numbed-Out State Rank: 18th

Smokiest State Rank: 29th


Florida

Addicted State Rank: 27th

Alcoholic State Rank: 40th

Stoner State Rank: 28th

Coked-Out State Rank: 22nd

Numbed-Out State Rank: 43rd

Smokiest State Rank: 38th

Georgia

Addicted State Rank: 43rd

Alcoholic State Rank: 41st

Stoner State Rank: 48th

Coked-Out State Rank: 44th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 48th

Smokiest State Rank: 45th

Hawaii

Addicted State Rank: 50th

Alcoholic State Rank: 11th

Stoner State Rank: 22nd

Coked-Out State Rank: 23rd

Numbed-Out State Rank: 47th

Smokiest State Rank: 47th


Idaho

Addicted State Rank: 24th

Alcoholic State Rank: 15th

Stoner State Rank: 19th

Coked-Out State Rank: 49th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 5th

Smokiest State Rank: 30th

Illinois

Addicted State Rank: 28th

Alcoholic State Rank: 28th

Stoner State Rank: 23rd

Coked-Out State Rank: 17th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 42nd

Smokiest State Rank: 33rd

Indiana

Addicted State Rank: 38th

Alcoholic State Rank: 26th

Stoner State Rank: 24th

Coked-Out State Rank: 46th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 6th

Smokiest State Rank: 14th


Iowa

Addicted State Rank: 47th

Alcoholic State Rank: 12th

Stoner State Rank: 44th

Coked-Out State Rank: 47th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 51st

Smokiest State Rank: 23rd

Kansas

Addicted State Rank: 33rd

Alcoholic State Rank: 22nd

Stoner State Rank: 41st

Coked-Out State Rank: 31st

Numbed-Out State Rank: 29th

Smokiest State Rank: 22nd

Kentucky

Addicted State Rank: 37th

Alcoholic State Rank: 50th

Stoner State Rank: 47th

Coked-Out State Rank: 41st

Numbed-Out State Rank: 32nd

Smokiest State Rank: 1st


Louisiana

Addicted State Rank: 40th

Alcoholic State Rank: 36th

Stoner State Rank: 49th

Coked-Out State Rank: 37th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 19th

Smokiest State Rank: 8th

Maine

Addicted State Rank: 46th

Alcoholic State Rank: 46th

Stoner State Rank: 14th

Coked-Out State Rank: 18th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 41st

Smokiest State Rank: 15th

Maryland

Addicted State Rank: 23rd

Alcoholic State Rank: 49th

Stoner State Rank: 38th

Coked-Out State Rank: 24th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 45th

Smokiest State Rank: 48th


Massachusetts

Addicted State Rank: 25th

Alcoholic State Rank: 7th

Stoner State Rank: 9th

Coked-Out State Rank: 6th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 34th

Smokiest State Rank: 49th

Michigan

Addicted State Rank: 39th

Alcoholic State Rank: 21st

Stoner State Rank: 10th

Coked-Out State Rank: 28th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 15th

Smokiest State Rank: 13th

Minnesota

Addicted State Rank: 41st

Alcoholic State Rank: 14th

Stoner State Rank: 26th

Coked-Out State Rank: 39th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 28th

Smokiest State Rank: 37th


Mississippi

Addicted State Rank: 10th

Alcoholic State Rank: 42nd

Stoner State Rank: 33rd

Coked-Out State Rank: 30th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 35th

Smokiest State Rank: 7th

Missouri

Addicted State Rank: 12th

Alcoholic State Rank: 43rd

Stoner State Rank: 31st

Coked-Out State Rank: 32nd

Numbed-Out State Rank: 20th

Smokiest State Rank: 11th

Montana

Addicted State Rank: 21st

Alcoholic State Rank: 8th

Stoner State Rank: 7th

Coked-Out State Rank: 35th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 21st

Smokiest State Rank: 20th


Nebraska

Addicted State Rank: 45th

Alcoholic State Rank: 37th

Stoner State Rank: 37th

Coked-Out State Rank: 34th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 38th

Smokiest State Rank: 25th

Nevada

Addicted State Rank: 26th

Alcoholic State Rank: 3rd

Stoner State Rank: 15th

Coked-Out State Rank: 15th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 8th

Smokiest State Rank: 27th

New Hampshire

Addicted State Rank: 15th

Alcoholic State Rank: 31st

Stoner State Rank: 12th

Coked-Out State Rank: 5th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 27th

Smokiest State Rank: 40th


New Jersey

Addicted State Rank: 31st

Alcoholic State Rank: 35th

Stoner State Rank: 29th

Coked-Out State Rank: 7th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 39th

Smokiest State Rank: 28th

New Mexico

Addicted State Rank: 9th

Alcoholic State Rank: 27th

Stoner State Rank: 13th

Coked-Out State Rank: 10th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 12th

Smokiest State Rank: 43rd

New York

Addicted State Rank: 16th

Alcoholic State Rank: 33rd

Stoner State Rank: 16th

Coked-Out State Rank: 14th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 44th

Smokiest State Rank: 44th


North Carolina

Addicted State Rank: 22nd

Alcoholic State Rank: 44th

Stoner State Rank: 17th

Coked-Out State Rank: 21st

Numbed-Out State Rank: 46th

Smokiest State Rank: 16th

North Dakota

Addicted State Rank: 51st

Alcoholic State Rank: 4th

Stoner State Rank: 50th

Coked-Out State Rank: 51st

Numbed-Out State Rank: 48th

Smokiest State Rank: 32nd

Ohio

Addicted State Rank: 11th

Alcoholic State Rank: 18th

Stoner State Rank: 27th

Coked-Out State Rank: 29th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 17th

Smokiest State Rank: 12th


Oklahoma

Addicted State Rank: 34th

Alcoholic State Rank: 20th

Stoner State Rank: 25th

Coked-Out State Rank: 40th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 14th

Smokiest State Rank: 3rd

Oregon

Addicted State Rank: 3rd

Alcoholic State Rank: 13th

Stoner State Rank: 5th

Coked-Out State Rank: 8th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 1st

Smokiest State Rank: 35th

Pennsylvania

Addicted State Rank: 18th

Alcoholic State Rank: 25th

Stoner State Rank: 30th

Coked-Out State Rank: 20th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 40th

Smokiest State Rank: 19th


Rhode Island

Addicted State Rank: 8th

Alcoholic State Rank: 2nd

Stoner State Rank: 2nd

Coked-Out State Rank: 3rd

Numbed-Out State Rank: 10th

Smokiest State Rank: 21st

South Carolina

Addicted State Rank: 29th

Alcoholic State Rank: 34th

Stoner State Rank: 32nd

Coked-Out State Rank: 36th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 24th

Smokiest State Rank: 10th

South Dakota

Addicted State Rank: 48th

Alcoholic State Rank: 5th

Stoner State Rank: 46th

Coked-Out State Rank: 48th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 50th

Smokiest State Rank: 17th


Tennessee

Addicted State Rank: 6th

Alcoholic State Rank: 39th

Stoner State Rank: 40th

Coked-Out State Rank: 42nd

Numbed-Out State Rank: 16th

Smokiest State Rank: 5th

Texas

Addicted State Rank: 36th

Alcoholic State Rank: 32nd

Stoner State Rank: 39th

Coked-Out State Rank: 26th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 37th

Smokiest State Rank: 41st

Utah

Addicted State Rank: 14th

Alcoholic State Rank: 51st

Stoner State Rank: 51st

Coked-Out State Rank: 33rd

Numbed-Out State Rank: 36th

Smokiest State Rank: 51st


Vermont

Addicted State Rank: 2nd

Alcoholic State Rank: 23rd

Stoner State Rank: 1st

Coked-Out State Rank: 2nd

Numbed-Out State Rank: 13th

Smokiest State Rank: 34th

Virginia

Addicted State Rank: 35th

Alcoholic State Rank: 29th

Stoner State Rank: 35th

Coked-Out State Rank: 25th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 26th

Smokiest State Rank: 46th

Washington

Addicted State Rank: 19th

Alcoholic State Rank: 24th

Stoner State Rank: 8th

Coked-Out State Rank: 11th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 4th

Smokiest State Rank: 31st


West Virginia

Addicted State Rank: 17th

Alcoholic State Rank: 48th

Stoner State Rank: 34th

Coked-Out State Rank: 38th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 22nd

Smokiest State Rank: 2nd

Wisconsin

Addicted State Rank: 44th

Alcoholic State Rank: 30th

Stoner State Rank: 36th

Coked-Out State Rank: 27th

Numbed-Out State Rank: 31st

Smokiest State Rank: 39th

Wyoming

Addicted State Rank: 49th

Alcoholic State Rank: 19th

Stoner State Rank: 42nd

Coked-Out State Rank: 43rd

Numbed-Out State Rank: 25th

Smokiest State Rank: 24th

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