72%

of Drug Related Deaths 

Were Male

Substance Abuse

In Vanderburgh County the rate of substance abuse is rising and outpacing state wide averages in both alcohol and drug abuse. 

 

A major determining factor in the mental wellness of an individual is their relationship with substances like drugs, and alcohol. This is issue is often difficult to address due to social stigma, and the nature of addiction.

MENTAL ILLNESS

13.6

per 100,000 of Indiana residents die due to drug poisoning

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23.6

per 100,000 Vanderburgh County residents die due to drug poisoning

46.3

ALCOHOL RELATED ER VISITS

In Vanderburgh County per 10,000 residents over the age of 18 visited the ER for alcohol abuse related issues.

14.9%

ALCOHOL ABUSE

14.9% of Vanderburgh County Residents report drinking excessively.

29.4

ALCOHOL RELATED ER VISITS

In Indiana per 10,000 residents over the age of 18 visited the ER for alcohol abuse related issues.

Suicide Rate

In Indiana suicide rates have been on a steady incline since 1999.  

Vanderburgh County has also experienced this trend seeing almost double the instances of suicide in 2017 compared to 1999. In addition, between 2011 - 2015 Vanderburgh County had the 4th highest number of veterans who committed suicide in the state. Following only Marion County, Lake County, and Allen County.

In 2017

43

Vanderburgh County Residents Committed Suicide.

Death Caused By Self Harm Per 100,000 People
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