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Iowa has the lowest rate of drug use in the country, according to a report released by SAMHSA (or Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) in 2004. The drug use rate in the state ranges from 6.1 to 12.4%. The most commonly abused drug in the state is alcohol with 55.2% of those admitted for treatment suffering from alcoholism. This is followed by marijuana at 25.7% and methamphetamine (or meth) at 9.6%. Meth, according to the National Substance Abuse Index, is the drug that is of primary concern for the state. Both female and male residents abuse the drug equally. There are quite a few other drugs that are abused within the state, for instance heroin and club drugs, like MDMA and GHB, as well as others. Prescription drug abuse is a fast growing issue in the state, with mostly teenaged users abusing the drugs.

Addiction to these drugs can have a huge toll, not just on the addicts but also on those around them. In addition, addiction to these drugs can even result in behavioral changes, causing long-term damage. If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction to these, or other, drugs, it is time to find help. Our website includes a directory of all the drug rehab facilities in Iowa. What are you waiting for? It is time to find a better future.
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