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New Mexico in Top 25 for States with Biggest Drug Problem

New Mexico in Top 25 for States with Biggest Drug Problem

State ranks last in substance abuse treatment

New Mexico ranks 21 out of 50 in a WalletHub survey of where drug use is most prevalent. The study compares the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of “15 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita.”

The state took the fifth spot in the category of highest percentage of teenagers who were offered, sold or given an illegal drug on school property. At 16.50 percent, the percentage of New Mexico teens who tried marijuana before age 13 is 4.3 times higher than in Utah (3.70 percent), where teens are least likely to do so.

New Mexico ranked last in terms of having the fewest people receiving substance abuse treatment per 100,000 drug users.

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