New Hampshire is located in the Northeastern part of the United States. Before the Americans won the war, the English proclaimed the state as a royal colony. It did not become part of the United States until 1788 and was the 9th state to become part of what is now the United States of America.
Today the capital of New Hampshire is Concord. The two largest cities in the state are Manchester and Nashua, which hold over 150,000 people combined. Some of the attractions to see when you visit the state are state parks and mountains for the outdoors people. The most visited outdoors location are the White Mountains. You can rent kayaks, snow mobiles or just hike up them. There is also a White Mountain museum, which exhibits the ecology and history behind the mountains.
The state also has many other attractions such as golf, other sports, spas and well-being. These are some of the more relaxing attractions to go and see after a long day out on the town. The state also has lakes and beaches for you to enjoy the sun or go swimming. Of course New Hampshire also has winter activities too. These can include skiing down the mountains, snow tubing down hills or snowshoeing.
According to the United States Census, over a million people live in New Hampshire. The state has a high graduate rate; approximately 91% of residents are high school graduates. Out of those high school graduates over 30% went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The major ethnic group is Caucasian Americans, which make up over 90% of the population in the state. The other ethnic groups include Hispanics, Asians and African Americans.
New Hampshire has a very low crime rate compared to the rest of the nation. There are fewer than 50,000 crimes committed there every year. Although the crime rate may be low, the state has a high number of juveniles incarcerated in facilities. While the state may have a low crime rate, the statistics are gradually rising to meet national levels.
How Severe Is The Drug Problem In New Hampshire
The White House Drug Policy reports the states drug activity. Over 10% of residents admit to using an illicit drug in the past month, which is higher than the national average that is at 8%. In addition to this, over 3% reports using an illicit drug other than marijuana in the past month, which is the equal to the national average. New Hampshire is also among the top ten states for abuse of non-medical use pain killers and other illicit drugs. Some of the major drugs used in the state are:
- Other Opiates and Heroin: These two drugs fall under the same family of drugs. They both have the same effects on the body and mind, which is to slow down all bodily functions. These are the most abused drugs in the state; opiates can include opium or prescription pain killers. Opiates and heroin send over 1,500 residents to rehabilitation centers each year.
- Marijuana: This is the second most abused drug in the state and the most abused drug across the nation. The drug is not looked at as a high risk drug, but it can still take over your life if used. There are over 550 residents going into treatment centers each year for marijuana.
- Cocaine: This drug has the opposite effect of heroin. Cocaine can also induce heart attacks after just one time or prolonged use. While it is not as widely used in the state, it is still creating an epidemic in the state. The drug sends over 300 people to treatment centers every year.
Due to the amount of drug use in the state, there are many deaths each year because of drugs. Approximately 14 people per 100,000 people die every year from drug induced deaths. The national average is at 12 per every 100,000 people. The states rate of drug induced deaths is higher and the drugs kill more people than motor vehicle deaths or firearms.
New Hampshire Rehabilitation & Prevention Programs
New Hampshire has many prevention programs across the state inside of almost every community. These programs help adolescents understand the effects drugs can have on a person and the consequences if you use them. There are also programs inside of detention centers to help detainees rehabilitate themselves and learn how to live drug free.
The state also has rehabilitation centers across the state to service your rehabilitation needs. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Service, there are approximately 39 facilities in New Hampshire. These facilities host all different programs, so you are able to choose which one fits your needs best. To speak with a qualified counselor today about what center will work best for you call at 800-208-4701.
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