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Massachusetts Among States Seeking Drug, Alcohol Rehabilitation the Most

MASSACHUSETTS — New research has shown which states seek drug and alcohol rehabilitation the most. The study by Addiction Treatment magazine analyzed Google data for common terms associated with rehabilitation and rehab facilities to determine the states seeking drug and alcohol rehabilitation the most.

Ranking in sixth place is Massachusetts with an average of 259 monthly rehab-related searches per 100,000 people. Alcohol-related searches made up of the bulk of the searches, accounting for 75% of of all the rehab-related searches coming out of the state.

Taking the top spot as the state seeking drug and alcohol rehabilitation the most is Indiana. Far clear of second place, the people of Indiana averaged 477 rehab-related searches per 100,000 people. ‘Rehab for alcohol’ proved to be the most popular search term, averaging 3,266 monthly searches.

The top 10, in order, are Indiana, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Delaware, Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, and Maine. Interestingly, East Coast states dominate the table, taking six out of the top ten spots. Alcohol-related rehabilitation was universally the most searched-for topic throughout all 50 states.

“It is evident that there is an extraordinary level of interest and information-seeking behavior related to drug and alcohol rehabilitation within these states. The study highlights the significance of rehabilitation as a topic of concern and the need for accessible resources and support for individuals in these communities,” a spokesperson for Addiction Treatment said. “These findings provide valuable insights to better understand and address the specific needs of states in terms of rehabilitation services.”