27. Oklahoma City, OK
Ranked at the bottom of our list is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This city was actually ranked #1 for prescription pain killer abuse in 2012, exceeding the national average by 242%. The majority of the people affected are middle-class and middle-aged, who are taking opiates for pain and end up battling opiate addiction, or worse, end up overdosing.
26. Tuscon, AZ
The opiate epidemic in Tuscon is out of control. This is mainly because Tuscon lies on the Mexican border, where heroin is smuggled in daily. In fact, the amount of heroin seized at the southwest Mexican border has increased by over 232% since 2008. (Continues on Page 2)
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