Regardless of who you are or where you come from, drug abuse is never an inevitable occurrence. Though a higher frequency of substance abuse may pertain to specific geographic regions of the United States and lower-income demographics, individual agency — when all is said and done — is the ultimate determining factor in whether or not substance abuse will evolve into a life-altering detriment requiring formal rehab.
That being said, environment does play a role. For that very reason, unbeknownst to many, a person’s professional industry can have a great impact upon the likelihood of drug addiction development. Based on information obtained from The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the following professions — statistically speaking, of course — proved to have the highest rates of substance abuse: