While the White House continues to send mixed messages about its plans to deal with drug abuse, a new study ranked the states in terms of drug problems.
The personal finance website WalletHub.com released its list of states with the biggest drug problem in 2017.
On it, Connecticut ranked 7th. See the whole top 10 here.
The study compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia among 15 metrics, which included arrest and overdose rates, opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita.
Here's how some of the key metrics broke down for Connecticut:
The White House has established a commission to study the opioid epidemic yet it proposed to cut the Office of Drug Control Policy's budget by 95 percent.
Between 2013 and 2016, taxpayers spent roughly $327 billion on drug-control efforts, WalletHub said.
Annual overdose deaths have more than tripled from 17,415 in 2000 to 54,404 in 2015, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
To read the complete results of the study, head to WalletHub's website here.
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