Kansas scores well on WalletHub drug report

May 16, 2019 - 5:41 am

A new release from WalletHub, "Drug Use by State: 2019’s Problem Areas," shows that Kansas is in relatively good position when it comes to drug policy. 

Kansas ranked in the bottom five, which is a good thing for this ranking," says WalletHub Analyst Jill Gonzalez. "It ranked 48th out of all 50 states and D.C.   Not too much when looking at drug use and addiction, law enforcement is doing well.  And there's not too many drug health issues so not much rehab needed either."

The study ranked Kansas 44th in Drug Use and Addiction, 29th in Law Enforcement and 36th in Drug Issues and Rehab.

"There is prescription drug monitoring laws, so that's more than a lot of other states can say.  There's a maternity drug policy in place and there are employee drug testing laws too."

Gonzalez says Kansas has next to the least amount of adults with unmet drug treatment needs, according to the data.

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