Study: Indiana has “5th biggest” drug problem

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INDIANA (WOWO): Indiana is the state with the 5th biggest drug problems.

That’s according to a new study by personal finance website WalletHub, ranking the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 22 metrics like arrest and overdose rates, opioid prescriptions, and employee drug testing laws.

Indiana was rated near the middle of the pack when it comes to the number of substance abuse treatment facilities and ranked higher when it comes to the number of opioid prescriptions and drug overdose deaths.

The District of Columbia came in 1st, Michigan was 2nd. Ohio was 21st. Read the full study here.


  1. I’m sure one of the many reasons this is the case is the recent news that Indiana hospital costs are the highest in the nation as compared to the cost to Medicare patients. You’d think a news organization like WOWO would have covered that. I guess that news may have been deemed “not important” by the editors.


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