Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Data Science and University Honors
Mathematics and Statistics
Time series, regional analysis, drug abuse, health
Drugs and substance abuse is one of the leading causes of death for adolescents in the United States. The consequences of using these drugs are profound and can cause both damage to one's physical and psychological health. The rates of drug abuse in the United States continue to increase over the years. This paper analyzes the trends in rates of drug abuse in the four regions in the United States. It looks at the rates in cocaine, cigarettes, marijuana, and tobacco. A preliminary analysis was done to look at the trend in rates followed by an ARIMA time series model for each region. A deeper look was done at the Northeast region which had varying trends in rates. Through this, it was found that the Northeast region had marijuana and cocaine levels that require more attention from regulatory bodies and policy makers.
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Saleh, Reem, "Data-Driven Analysis of Drug and Substance Abuse Rates Across the Varying Regions in the United States of America" (2022). University Honors Theses. Paper 1209.