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The American Opioid Epidemic in Special Populations: Five Examples

Report on the disproportionate impacts of the opioid crisis on certain populations, including those involved with the criminal justice system, rural populations, veterans, young adults, and individuals who inject drugs. Offers statistical data for each group and discussion of opioid use disorder and mortality, barriers to treatment, promising strategies to address treatment issues, and research and policy priorities. Section on rural populations offers data on drug overdose deaths, rates of opioid prescription, and the association between economic distress and opioid-involved deaths.
Carlos Blanco, Mir M. Ali, Aaron Beswick, et al.
National Academy of Medicine
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Access · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Health disparities · Illicit drug use · Policy · Prescription drug misuse · Research methods and resources · Substance use and misuse · Veterans