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Located in the Midwestern United States, Missouri is home to over six million people and is the 18th most populous state in the nation. The residents of this state are known for their loyal, steadfast, traditional attitudes, hence the nickname the “Show Me State.” Missouri is well-known as the leading alcohol-producing state, known specifically for its beer and wine production. As a result of this affluence, the state has adopted some of the most permissive laws when it comes to alcohol regulation and consumption. The state has no definite limitations on where alcoholic beverages may be sold off-premises. There are no laws about open containers in moving vehicles. In other words, any non-driving person in the vehicle is permitted to have an open container and consume the substance while the vehicle is moving. Only six other states share this lax approach to alcohol use. Is there a connection between these permissive laws and the high rate of alcohol abuse in the state? Maybe the following statistics will provide some evidence.
Of course, alcohol isn’t the only addictive substance being abused and causing problems in Missouri. Let’s take a look at the numbers:
More than 17,000 people over the age of 12 received treatment for alcohol dependence or abuse last year.
About 363,000 adults over age 21 reported heavy alcohol use within the past month.
Among 12 to 20-year-olds, as many as 14.6% admitted to binge drinking in the past month.
More than 320,000 people were dependent on alcohol within the past year.
About 37,000 young people aged 12 to 17 reported illicit drug use in the past 30 days.
Only 20,000 of these illicit drug users received treatment for their problems.
About 129,000 individuals over the age of 12 were dependent on illicit drugs in the past year.
As many as 21,000 adolescents reported nonmedical use of prescription opioids in the past year.
State highway patrols seized 502 grams of heroin in one year.
One out of 66 deaths in 2016 was due to opioid or heroin overdose.
About 3.5% of people aged 18 to 25 used cocaine in the past year.
Between 2004 to 2012, there were 17,104 meth lab incidents reported in the state.
About 76.1% of adolescents perceived no significant risk from smoking marijuana once a month.
These are some shocking numbers, but this situation is not unique to Missouri alone. It is prevalent in every state across the entire nation. Legislators and decision makers in Missouri have enacted new measures to help save lives in the state. Governor Eric Greitens signed an executive order recently to begin work on enabling the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in the state. This is what he had to say about the situation: "We need to be honest and clear about the scale of what we are up against: Opioids are a modern plague," said Governor Greitens. "Like the plague, opioids kill the young, the old, the healthy, the sick, the virtuous and the sinful. There's not a corner of our state that hasn't been visited by this curse. There is no single program, or law, or executive order that can fix this crisis. This program is a step—and it's a big step. Throughout this week, we will outline the other steps we will take to address the opioid crisis. The only thing we won't do is wait. We won’t wait for this problem to get worse. That's not an option.”
This is only a small sample of the many prevention and education programs that are actively tackling the drug crisis in Missouri.
If you live in Missouri and would like information about drug rehab facilities in the state, call our toll-free number today. One of our representatives will be available to answer your questions and help you choose a treatment center that is best for your needs.
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