Maybe Trump Was Right? NH Drug Problem Ranked No. 3 in U.S.
New Hampshire ranks No. 3 for drug use problem areas in 2018, according to a new study.
The Wallet Hub Study looks at problem areas all across the country and their drug usage rate as well as rehab rates and law enforcement response.
New Hampshire falls behind the District of Columbia at No. 1 and Missouri at No. 2.
In the hopes of combating the opioid epidemic, the Federal Drug Budget has increased from $23.8 billion in 2013 to almost $27.5 billion in 2017.
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Shortly after President Trump was sworn in, during his first phone call with Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto, he discussed the opioid problem, referencing New Hampshire.
“We have a massive drug problem where kids are becoming addicted to drugs because the drugs are being sold for less money than candy,” Trump said. “I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den.”
While we continue to fight drug addiction at every turn, legislators continue to disagree on the best solution for the Granite State and the U.S.