Most commonly abused substance in Kentucky


Substance abuse in Kentucky
The state spends an average of 10.7% of its budget on drug addiction.
An average of 7 cents in one dollar goes for the treatment and prevention of drug and alcohol addiction.
For the consequences of drug and alcohol addiction, nearly 92cents of every dollar is spent.
The state records 3rd highest overdose rate in the country.
Most of the overdose death rates in the state were recorded due to the usage of prescribed drugs and by the usage of heroin(Symptoms of Heroin Addiction), it is about 21percent.
There has been an increase of 650% in the death rates due to an overdose of drugs in recent years.

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