First Advisor

Dorcas Ofori-Boateng

Date of Award

6-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Data Science and University Honors

Department

Mathematics and Statistics

Language

English

Subjects

Time series, regional analysis, drug abuse, health

DOI

10.15760/honors.1198

Abstract

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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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/37724

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