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New Mexico ranks higher than Texas for drug use

A research study published in Wallet Hub, comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 22 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and employee drug testing laws, shows New Mexico ranks significantly higher in drug use compared to Texas.

According to the study, on a scale from one to 51, one being the worst, New Mexico ranks at number 10 compared to Texas’ rank of 37.

According to Wallt Hub, it, “determined each state and the District’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score. This total score was the basis for our final ranking. So the state ranked 1st in this study has the biggest drug problem, based on the data at hand, while the state ranked 51st has the smallest drug problem.”

The Distric of Columbia ranked number one, and ranking last at 51, Minnesota has the least amount of drug use.

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