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February 28, 2014
 

How Bad is Our Addiction Problem?


The latest statistics from Adelphi University’s Center for Health Innovation show that addiction-related tragedies on Long Island are increasingly common. (See the Adelphi Magazine article “Addicted“)

Part I of our four part 

Drug-related hospital discharges (per 100,000 people)

  2007 2011 Percentage Change
Nassau County 190 197 3.7%
Suffolk County 225 257 14.2%
New York State 281 247 -12.1%

Newborn drug-related hospitalization (per 10,000 newborn discharges)

  2007 2011 Percentage Change
Nassau County 26.9 34.3

27.5%

Suffolk County 56.7 91.1 60.7%
New York State 58 84.4

45.5%

Alcohol-related vehicle deaths

  2007 2011 Percentage Change
Nassau County 34 38

11%

Suffolk County 55 61

11%

New York State 373 358 -4%

Arrests of 16- to 21-year-olds for drug-related offenses

  2007 2012 Percentage Change
Nassau County 793 809 2%
Suffolk County 1,574 1,706

8.4%

New York State 34,820 28,269 -18.8%

Adult arrests for felony and misdemeanor drug-related offenses

  2007 2012 Percentage Change
Nassau County 2,721 3,005

10.4%

Suffolk County 5,482 5,933

8.2%

New York State 145,920 125,470 -14%

Source: The Center for Health Innovation’s Vital Signs project.

 
 
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