The South is struggling in many ways. Poverty rates are high, economic mobility is low, health care is often unaffordable and obesity is rampant. And a new study released Wednesday on drug use for attention disorders shines light on yet another startling contrast between southern states and the rest of the country.
As the map shows, 3.6 percent of southerners take ADHD meds, like Adderall and Ritalin. That's much higher than the nationwide average of 2.9 percent.