How big is Colorado's drug problem?

A Study by Wallet Hub -- says Colorado ranks third in the country for drug abuse behind Washington, D.C. and Vermont.

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Colorado has one of the worst drug problems in the country, according to a new report.

Colorado ranks third in the nation for drug abuse, according to a new report by Washington, D.C.-based financial analysis company WalletHub, which reported only Washington, D.C. and Vermont have bigger drug problems than Colorado.

According to WalletHub, Colorado ranks first in the country for the percentage of adults who used illicit drugs in the past month and first in the country for the percentage of teenagers who have used illicit drugs in the past month.

Colorado also ranks ninth in the country when it comes to the percentage of teenagers who tried marijuana before the age of 13 and 14th in the country for the percentage of adults who needed but didn’t receive treatment for illicit drug use in the past year.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal: http://bit.ly/2pQtjXK

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