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 in your area.
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NIH (2020) Iowa: Opioid-Involved Deaths and Related Harms Retrieved on December 8th, 2020 from: https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/iowa-opioid-involved-deaths-related-harms
CDC (2013) Prevention Status Report: Iowa. Retrieved on December 8th, 2020 from: https://www.cdc.gov/psr/2013/alcohol/2013/IA-alcohol.pdf
Iowa.gov (2000) Quick Facts About Iowa. Retrieved on December 8th, 2020 from: http://publications.iowa.gov/135/1/profile/8-14.html
Janes, Ames (1989) Men, Blue Collar work and Drinking: Alcohol Use in an Industrial Subculture. Retrieved on December 8th, 2020 from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2776465/