Skip to comments.Report maps U.S. drug, mental health issues by state
Posted on 03/06/2008 8:29:24 AM PST by Zakeet
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Vermont leads the United States in marijuana use, while Utah has the highest number of people reporting mental health problems, U.S. government researchers said on Thursday, based on a new state-by-state report.
They said substance abuse and mental health issues vary widely by state, but all struggle with these problems to some degree.
"This report shows that although states may be uniquely affected by serious public health problems like underage drinking, every state and region must confront these issues," said Terry Cline, chief of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which compiled the study.
The report found rates of underage drinking in 2005 and 2006 ranged from a low of 21.5 percent in Utah to a high of 38.3 percent in Vermont.
Yet Utah had the highest rate of adults reporting serious psychological problems at 14.4 percent in the same period, compared with Hawaii, which had the lowest at 8.8 percent.
The report takes a state-by-state look at 23 measures of substance use or mental health problems, based on combined data from national surveys done in 2005 and 2006.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
You can examine the entire report HERE.
“Cocaine use was highest in the District of “COLUMBIA”
This stuff just writes it self.
After a quick perusal of the maps of crazy people, Illinois is the only state to show up in the sanest quintile for all of the measures. Another miracle by St. Barack.
They would NOT have this 'problem', ahem, if more would just follow the WoW!
|Doctrine and Covenants Section 89
Revelation through Joseph Smith, Kirtland, Ohio, February 27, 1833. History of the Church 1:327-29.
1 A Word of Wisdom, for the benefit of the council of high priests, assembled in Kirtland, and the church, and also the saints in Zion
2 To be sent greeting; not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the word of wisdom, showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days
3 Given for a principle with promise, adapted to the capacity of the weak and the weakest of all saints, who are or can be called saints.
4 Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation
5 That inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together to offer up your sacraments before him.
6 And, behold, this should be wine, yea, pure wine of the grape of the vine, of your own make.
7 And, again, strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies.
8 And again, tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly, and is not good for man, but is an herb for bruises and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill.
9 And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly.
10 And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man
11 Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.
12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly;
13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.
14 All grain is ordained for the use of man and of beasts, to be the staff of life, not only for man but for the beasts of the field, and the fowls of heaven, and all wild animals that run or creep on the earth;
15 And these hath God made for the use of man only in times of famine and excess of hunger.
16 All grain is good for the food of man; as also the fruit of the vine; that which yieldeth fruit, whether in the ground or above the ground
17 Nevertheless, wheat for man, and corn for the ox, and oats for the horse, and rye for the fowls and for swine, and for all beasts of the field, and barley for all useful animals, and for mild drinks, as also other grain.
18 And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;
19 And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures;
20 And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.
21 And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen.
It would appear, given all the LDS INTERNAL disagreements over just what the above REALLY means,
that the Living Prophet® should AGAIN petition the Lord for clarification of the matter.
If they'd bothered to check with us FR ANTI's, we could have told them as much at a LOT lower cost!
I didn't say they wouldn't be NUTS!
Sure, all one needs do is count the crazy, anti Mormon, bigoted, alcoholic, apostates and excommunicates on FR. Naturally it would be a high number.
I know I'm one crazy SOB.
Yeppers, apostacy will drive you nuts. I’m a nutter too.
To get us listed as the craziest State, there must be thousands and thousands of us apostates. IOW they lose no matter what.
I’m doing my part as a supporter of the crazy movement. We must help Utah stay at the top of the crazy list.
Therefore; by definition, you are not QUALIFIED to assess your own condition.
I just got accused of advocating the disenfranchisement of religions in the electoral process.
Reid compares GOP filibusters to aggravated assault
The timing of this report is suspicious. Given that it came from Reuters, shouldn’t it have come out when Mitt was still in the race?
I had a cousin who, while working as a young Mormon Missionary, supplemented his parent's donations to his mission by working as a mule transporting Marijuana over state lines.
His mission was cut a bit short when he was randomly stopped at a border agricultural inspection facility. After that his parents didn't have to support him anymore and the taxpayers took over that task.
I live in Illinois, which is Prima facie evidence of my insanity.
Go East, young man. Go East!
Good point, LOL. I live in New Mexico, only our governor is certifiably insane
Alaska? Probably coundn’t find anybody with time for this foolishness.
I have a mental block...
I dont understand the numbers for TN...
Is this a test ????
Was he officially tracting on his journeys to and fro?
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