The Top States for Drug Use – The Results May Surprise You!



Gallup is out with a new report on the state of American well-being. One of the ways they measured well-being was through surveys on drug and medication use – and the results may surprise you.

According to the poll, West Virginia is the state with the highest drug/medication use, with more than 28% of residents using almost every day, while Alaska is the state with the lowest at 13.5%.

Check out the top and bottom 10 below to see where your state ranks:

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These data are based on interviews with at least 450 residents of each state from January to December 2014, as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. While the question specifically refers to drugs that “affect your mood or help you relax,” the interpretation of that description is left up to respondents and could include prescription drugs, recreational drugs, alcohol or nicotine.

Are you surprised by the results of this survey? Which states did you think were more drugged out? Tell us in the comments below!

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