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Report maps U.S. drug, mental health issues by state
Reuters ^ | March 6, 2008 | Julie Steenhuysen

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drugabuse; drugs; mentalillness; stonernation

You can examine the entire report HERE.

1 posted on 03/06/2008 8:29:24 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

“Cocaine use was highest in the District of “COLUMBIA”

This stuff just writes it self.


2 posted on 03/06/2008 8:35:24 AM PST by 70th Division (If we loose the Republic we have lost it all.)
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To: Zakeet
I'd be interested in seeing the % breakdown of mental health issue not only on a State by State breakdown, but blue vs red areas.
Just curious.
3 posted on 03/06/2008 8:38:04 AM PST by IrishMike (I am not a Republican first. I am a conservative.)
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To: Zakeet

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.


4 posted on 03/06/2008 8:38:59 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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To: colorcountry; Pan_Yans Wife; MHGinTN; Colofornian; Elsie; FastCoyote; Osage Orange; Greg F; ...

Ping


5 posted on 03/06/2008 9:28:06 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (We need 2 pills, one to prevent cancer , one to prevent old age...HURRY! I am past 60!)
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To: Zakeet
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.

They would NOT have this 'problem', ahem, if more would just follow the WoW!


 
 

Word of Wisdom
 
Or...
 
Word of Confusion???
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
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.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_of_Wisdom

6 posted on 03/06/2008 9:38:53 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Zakeet
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.

If they'd bothered to check with us FR ANTI's, we could have told them as much at a LOT lower cost!

7 posted on 03/06/2008 9:41:15 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
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.

Hey!!

I didn't say they wouldn't be NUTS!

8 posted on 03/06/2008 9:42:34 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Zakeet

bump


9 posted on 03/06/2008 9:43:45 AM PST by VOA
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To: Zakeet; colorcountry; greyfoxx39; Elsie
Utah has the highest number of people reporting mental health problems.

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.

10 posted on 03/06/2008 9:46:43 AM PST by Utah Binger (Statesmanship requires having no religious hangups; being owned by no one)
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To: Utah Binger

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.

:-)


11 posted on 03/06/2008 9:49:27 AM PST by colorcountry (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: colorcountry

I’m doing my part as a supporter of the crazy movement. We must help Utah stay at the top of the crazy list.


12 posted on 03/06/2008 9:55:51 AM PST by Utah Binger (Statesmanship requires having no religious hangups; being owned by no one)
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To: Utah Binger
I know I'm one crazy SOB.

Therefore; by definition, you are not QUALIFIED to assess your own condition.

#3

13 posted on 03/06/2008 11:34:14 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger
I wonder of cognitive dissonance is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders?

I just got accused of advocating the disenfranchisement of religions in the electoral process.

en·fran·chise (n-frnchz)
tr.v. en·fran·chised, en·fran·chis·ing, en·fran·chis·es
1. To bestow a franchise on.
2. To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.
3. To free, as from bondage.

SHEESH!


14 posted on 03/06/2008 11:38:37 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (We need 2 pills, one to prevent cancer , one to prevent old age...HURRY! I am past 60!)
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To: greyfoxx39
To answer my question in #14, I wonder of cognitive dissonance is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders?

Reid compares GOP filibusters to aggravated assault

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15 posted on 03/06/2008 11:44:24 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (We need 2 pills, one to prevent cancer , one to prevent old age...HURRY! I am past 60!)
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To: Zakeet

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?


16 posted on 03/06/2008 11:45:55 AM PST by san pancho
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To: Elsie; greyfoxx39; colorcountry; MHGinTN
Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.

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.

17 posted on 03/06/2008 11:52:30 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: KarlInOhio
Illinois is the only state to show up in the sanest quintile for all of the measures. Another miracle by St. Barack.

I live in Illinois, which is Prima facie evidence of my insanity.

18 posted on 03/06/2008 11:53:52 AM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: greyfoxx39
To free, as from bondage.
19 posted on 03/06/2008 12:21:02 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Graybeard58

Go East, young man. Go East!


20 posted on 03/06/2008 12:21:57 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Graybeard58
I live in Illinois, which is Prima facie evidence of my insanity.

Good point, LOL. I live in New Mexico, only our governor is certifiably insane

21 posted on 03/06/2008 12:22:15 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (We need 2 pills, one to prevent cancer , one to prevent old age...HURRY! I am past 60!)
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To: Elsie
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22 posted on 03/06/2008 12:25:17 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (We need 2 pills, one to prevent cancer , one to prevent old age...HURRY! I am past 60!)
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To: greyfoxx39

Alaska? Probably coundn’t find anybody with time for this foolishness.


23 posted on 03/06/2008 12:28:40 PM PST by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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To: Zakeet

I have a mental block...

I dont understand the numbers for TN...

Is this a test ????

:(


24 posted on 03/06/2008 12:45:36 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Zakeet

Dave?


25 posted on 03/06/2008 12:46:59 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: P-Marlowe
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.

Was he officially tracting on his journeys to and fro?

26 posted on 03/06/2008 1:03:41 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (We need 2 pills, one to prevent cancer , one to prevent old age...HURRY! I am past 60!)
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