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West Virginia Drug Laws

West Virginia Drug Laws

West Virginia ranks in the top ten states for the previous year use of cocaine, previous month use of non-marijuana illicit substances and illicit drug dependence, all for citizens between the ages of 18 and 25.

The number of drug-induced deaths in the state is higher than the national average, with McDowell County ranking as having the fifth highest rate of drug poisoning deaths in the country.

Washington Drug Laws

Washington Drug Laws

In the most recent year on record, Washington ranked as one of the top ten states in a number of different drug-related categories for citizens ages 12 and older. These included past-month use of illicit substances: specifically, past-month use of marijuana, and the non-medical use of prescription pain medications in the past year.

Virginia Drug Laws

Virginia Drug Laws

The percentage of drug abusers in Virginia is moderately less than the national average; only about seven percent of Virginia residents admitted to a past-month use of illegal substances, compared to the national average of about eight percent. Correspondingly, the rate of drug-related deaths in Virginia is also lower than the national average.

Vermont Drug Laws

Vermont Drug Laws

Despite its comparatively small population, Vermont ranked first in many drug abuse categories for individuals between the ages of 12 and 17. In the most recent year on record, 12 percent of Vermont residents admitted to the use of illegal drugs within the prior month.

South Carolina Drug Laws

South Carolina Drug Laws

Only seven percent of South Carolina’s residents reported a last-month use of illicit substances, below the national average of eight percent; however, the high rate of drug-related deaths and the skyrocketing popularity of methamphetamine are forcing legislators to develop new laws to prevent and punish the production and abuse of illegal drugs.

Rhode Island Drug Laws

Rhode Island Drug Laws

Rhode Island, the smallest state in the nation, has ranked first in the country in several drug-use categories, including past-month illicit substance abuse, marijuana use in the past year, and past-year abuse of cocaine, all for citizens ages 12 and over.

Pennsylvania Drug Laws

Pennsylvania Drug Laws

Pennsylvania has a lower drug-using population than the majority of the United States, but the rate of drug-induced deaths annually is higher than the national average.

Taking a firm stance against drug abuse, the state’s government has employed a strict series of penalties, including mandatory minimum sentencing for even first time drug users.

Drug Abuse Does Not Necessarily Cause Self-Control Problems

Drug Abuse Does Not Necessarily Cause Self-Control Problems

Making the decision to abuse illicit substances involves a series of actions and reactions in the brain. Often, our impulses encourage us to engage in riskier behavior, or actions that will cause us immediate pleasure despite long-term negative repercussions.

From Sober Dating To Sober Cruises: How To Get In The Sober Loop

From Sober Dating To Sober Cruises: How To Get In The Sober Loop

Many people in addiction recovery have natural social anxiety when trying to meet new friends, which can also magnify typical dating anxiety.

Cruises and dating may not be the most conventional roads to long-term sobriety, but the newest trends in recovery are leaning toward more recreational, social events that promote connections between newly sober individuals, and perpetuate a clean and encouraging environment.

Sobriety Checkpoints 101

Sobriety Checkpoints 101

As a driver in the United States, you may or may not have had the experience of being examined at a sobriety checkpoint. While not all states allow them, these random checkpoints are designed to prevent intoxicated individuals from driving on major roadways.

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