USA: How to help you addiction problem – Legalize more drugs???

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STUDY: Washington, D.C. Has the Worst Drug Use and Addiction of Anywhere in the U. S.

May 2018 by Anders Hagstrom

Washington, D.C., has the highest rate of drug use and addiction of any state in the country, according to a WalletHub study released Monday.

Drug addiction has become an epidemic in the U.S., claiming the lives of more than 60,000 Americans in 2016 – more than during the Vietnam War. The eastern U.S. has been hardest hit, with state and federal lawmakers scrambling for a solution. Some have proposed legal “injection sites” where addicts can shoot heroin safely to cut down on overdose deaths.

The District of Columbia, Missouri, New Hampshire, Michigan, and West Virginia have been most ravaged by the crisis, while Minnesota is faring better than any other state, according to the WalletHub study.

WalletHub ranked the jurisdictions based on three factors: rate of drug use and addiction, how law enforcement treats the drug trade, and the amount of drug health issues as well as the availability of rehab. D.C. was rated the worst in the country for both the drug addiction rate and drug health issues, while coming in 22nd in law enforcement, with one being the worst.

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