The Opioid Crisis in Rural and Small Town America
Provides data on opioid mortality rates in 2016 and changes in opioid mortality from 1999 through 2016 for metropolitan and nonmetro counties. Also provides metro/nonmetro data on drug overdoses by type of opioid - heroin, prescription opioids, synthetic opioids, and unspecified opioids - from 1999 through 2016. Discusses challenges rural areas face in addressing the opioid crisis.
Shannon M. Monnat, Khary K. Rigg
Carsey School of Public Policy
Illicit drug use · Mortality · Prescription drug abuse · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data