Iowa Substance Abuse

LOWA SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Iowa is located in the midwestern part of the United States which is bordered in the east by the Mississippi River and in the west by Big Sioux River. Iowa is also bordered by six states Wisconsin to the northeast, Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the northwest, and Minnesota to the north.

In the latter half of the 20th century, Iowa's agricultural economy made the transition to a diversified economy of advanced manufacturing, processing, financial services, information technology, biotechnology, and green energy production. It is the 26th most extensive state in land area and the 30th most populous state in the country. The largest city in the state is Des Moines, which is the state capital too. The Iowa state has been listed as one of the safest states to live in the country.

These are the largest cities in Iowa

S.NoName of the citiesPopulationLatitude/Longitude
1Des Moines210,33041.601 / -93.6092
2Cedar Rapids130,40542.008 / -91.6443
3Davenpor102,58241.524 / -90.5784
4Sioux City82,82142.5 / -96.45
5Iowa City74,22041.661 / -91.53

Most commonly abused substance in lowa

  • Alcohol – 50 percent
  • Marijuana – 25.6 percent
  • Meth – 14.8 percent
  • Cocaine – 1.6 percent
  • Heroin – 1.6 percent

Substance abuse in Iowa

  • In Iowa, despite the lowest rates in drug abuse, the state records the highest rate in alcohol addiction
  • Whereas the opiate and opioid drug overdoses were high in the state all the time, leads to many drug rehab centers in iowa
  • The state spends almost 12% of its budget for drug prevention, treatment, and consequences
  • Nearly 88cent of every dollar in the state is spent on dealing with the drug related issues and services
  • The people below the poverty line in the Iowa state is about 12 percent, which is known to be the leading factor for increased drug abuse
  • Alcohol is the main reason cited on 45percent of people in the state who were admitted for addiction treatment programs in 2017
  • 21.2 percent of adult individuals among the lowa residents were classified as binge drinkers. The average on nationwide is about 16.9%
  • Heavy-drinking rates in Iowa (6.9 percent) surpass the national average (6.5 percent)
  • The amount of people who are aged over 12 dependent or abused illicit drugs in the state is about 56,000 in the year 2013-2014. Drug abuse is also high in the state while compared to the other types of addiction.
  • In a decade 2003 to 2013, the death rates in Iowa due to heroin overdose grew exponentially from 1 in number to 20. By overdosing prescribed opioids the death rates has been increased significantly from number six to 86
  • About 10,000 young people (4.3% of adolescents)who are aged between 12 and 17 use pain relievers for nonmedical purposes in between the year 2013 to 2014. While the ratio among the teens has been decreased in recent years
  • he alcohol dependence rate in the Iowa state were similar to the national average of 6.5 percent.From 2013 - 2014, nearly 6.2%(160,000) of adult individuals struggle with alcohol abuse in iowa.
  • In 1,60,000 about 12,000(7.1%) of people who were above the age of 12 struggling with alcohol addiction, received treatment in the state on the year 2010-2014.
  • Substance abuse treatment

    In 2015, nearly 28,578 people received treatment for a substance use disorder

    S.NoName of the drug Number people received treatmentPercentage
    1Alcohol1159241%
    2Marijuana745526%
    3Methamphetamines629522
    4Opiates22758%
    5Cocaine4.54 percent2%
    6Other Substances4741%

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    Despite iowa is mentioned as the safest state to live in the country, the drug and alcohol abuse were the major reason spoils the happiness of the people who live in the state. Government of the state has many organisation works for the welfare of the people to create awareness about addiction and helps the people to overcome addiction and provides periodic counselling. The state spends more one the welfare of people to overcome addiction. Addictionaide is one such platform which helps you to identify the best treatment centers nearby you.

    Current captions about Drug abuse in Lowa

    Opioid

    In 2016, nearly 183 people lost their life due to opioid overdose

    Alcohol

    Nearly 11% of high-class students engaged in drink and drive

    Methadone

    In 2015, about 783 people received methadone treatment for opioid addiction

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