Illinois residents are popularly known as Hoosiers. No one knows quite why this is but it was in use as early as the 1830’s. With a population of 6.6 million, it is little wonder that everyone has a theory about how this colorful nickname came into being. Indiana is also home to the ever popular NASCAR event the Indianapolis 500. It is also known for amazing crops of corn and vast apple orchards.
Despite a per capita income of over $25,000, nearly 15 percent of the residents of Indiana live in poverty. Many more live just above the poverty level. Unfortunately, this creates a climate conducive to drug and alcohol abuse. Like elsewhere in the country, the people of Indiana face serious issues with addiction.