News SF Is #1; Seattle Is #2
posted by January 8 at 14:40 PMon
From USA Today…
Nearly 13% of San Francisco residents reported using some type of illicit drug, such as marijuana, cocaine, or heroin, in the previous month, according to data from the National Surveys on Drug Use and Health 2002-05. The national average is 8.1%.
Other areas with drug-abuse rates [to my ire, they don’t distinguish between use and abuse] higher than the national average included Seattle, 9.6%; Detroit, 9.5%; Philadelphia, 9.1%; and Boston, 8.5%. Cities with the lowest drug use: Houston, 6.2%; and Washington, Dallas, and Riverside/San Bernardino, Calif., all at 6.5%.
Coincidentally, San Francisco and Seattle also rate first and second, respectively, for percentage of residents that identify as LGB or T. Hmm… maybe this explains why I never moved away.