American Addiction Centers (AAC) recently released a study on trends in prescription drug use across the United States. Georgia was one of the states with the lowest misuse rates. In an interview with Georgia Public Broadcasting, Ruchi Dhumi, who oversees the research team at AAC, explains how statues in the state may have led to the lower misuse rates. Georgia had the 5th lowest rate in the country at 3.7%, which is lower than the national average of 4.3%.
The study, released on the River Oaks Treatment Center website, used data from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by SAMHSA. To listen to Dhami’s interview, visit Georgia Public Broadcasting.