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The Changing Geography of the Opioid Crisis

City Lab
Dec 5, 2019
Discusses the opioid epidemic in the U.S. and analyzes how death from opioid overdoses has changed geographically over the past few decades. Includes data on opioid overdose mortality rates by county and rurality, describes the differences in type of substances in rural areas versus urban areas.
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Illicit drug use · Mortality · Prescription drug abuse · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Substance abuse