Special Report

Counties With Worst Drug Problems in Every State

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Alabama: Escambia County
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 32.3 (county) 16.8 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2013-17: 61 (county) 4,073 (state)
> Poverty rate: 23.8% (county) 18.0% (state)
> Population: 37,621

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Alaska: Juneau City and Borough
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 27.1 (county) 17.9 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2013-17: 44 (county) 660 (state)
> Poverty rate: 7.4% (city and borough) 10.2% (state)
> Population: 32,434

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Arizona: Gila County
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 37.2 (county) 20.7 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2013-17: 99 (county) 7,057 (state)
> Poverty rate: 21.9% (county) 17.0% (state)
> Population: 53,145

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Arkansas: Garland County
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 27.7 (county) 13.8 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2013-17: 135 (county) 2,049 (state)
> Poverty rate: 19.1% (county) 18.1% (state)
> Population: 97,994

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California: Lake County
> Annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents: 48.0 (county) 12.8 (state)
> Drug-related deaths, 2013-17: 154 (county) 24,984 (state)
> Poverty rate: 22.8% (county) 15.1% (state)
> Population: 64,095

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