Study: Despite Increase in Drug Deaths, Georgia Faring Better than Most States
Georgia is coming in near the bottom of the list in a recent study, and in this case, it’s a good thing.
According to research by the personal finance website WalletHub,
Georgia is in the bottom ten when it comes to states with the biggest drug problems. However, drug-related deaths have risen in the state and around the nation.
Analyst Jill Gonzalez says that Georgia came in low on the list because the state has fewer drug overdoses than many others, as well as lower rates of illicit drug use by adults and teens, and fewer opioid pain reliever prescriptions.