Substance Abuse

Substance AbuseSubstance Abuse
Northwest Indiana residents are more likely to binge drink (consume five or more alcoholic beverages on a single occasion) than adults nationwide.
Cirrhosis/Liver Disease Deaths
The Northwest Indiana death rate for cirrhosis/liver disease is higher than the national rate, attributable to a comparatively high rate in Lake County.
Substance Abuse NW IN US HP2010 Significance vs. U.S. Significance vs. HP2010
% Binge Drinker 17.7 13.7 6 WORSE Does NOT Meet Goal
% Drinking & Driving in Past Month 4.3 2.8   similar  
% Illicit Drug Use in Past Month 2.7 3.3 2 similar indeterminable
% Driving Drunk or Riding with Drunk Driver 7.4 6.3   similar  
% Sought Help for Alcohol or Drug Problem 4.3 3.8   similar  
% Riding With Drunk Driver in Past Month 4 4.5   similar  
% Chronic Drinker 3.9 4.2   similar  
% Current Drinker 54.2 51.4   similar  
% Received Advice to Reduce Alcohol Use 2.3 1  BETTER
Age-Adjusted Cirrhosis/Liver Dis Deaths/100,000 10.7 9.4 3 WORSE Does NOT Meet Goal