Michigan ranked 4th worst state for drug problems, according to new study

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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan's drug addiction program is growing worse according to a new national study.

Finance website, Wallethub.com, found Michigan has the fourth highest rate of drug use among all 50 states and Washington D.C. In 2017, Wallethub's same assessment ranked Michigan 10th.

Michigan ranked in the top 15 states in all three major categories in the 2018 study.

The study looked at 20 key metrics, including arrest and overdose rates, opioid prescriptions and drug arrests per capita, using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and several other research institutions and health databases.

Michigan ranked 10th for drug use and addiction, more specifically including teen drug use, opioid prescriptions and meth lab incidents. The state ranked 11th for drug health issues and rehabilitation, and 13th in law enforcement, specifically drug laws, arrests and opioid monitoring laws for doctors.

Only the District of Columbia, Missouri and New Hampshire ranked higher than Michigan in Wallethub's study.


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