As one of the key breadbasket states, Iowa produces the most beef, pork, corn, and soybean out of any state. The largest sources of income in the Hawkeye State are manufacturing and farming. Every four years the state rotates into the spotlight as it holds one of the earliest and most unique primaries out of all 50 states. Use of hard drugs like opioids seems less popular in Iowa when compared to the national average, especially when compared to the Midwest. Distribution of prescription in the early 2000s didn’t reach the same stratospheric levels. Alcohol and cigarettes pose the biggest threats to Iowans. Rates of binge drinking regularly surpass the national average in nearly every age group. If you or someone you know is struggling, there is help available at qualified treatment centers.
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