The Opioid Epidemic: A Geography in Two Phases
Research report examining population and geographic data on two phases of the U.S. opioid epidemic. Examines the association between overdose deaths and chronic pain, physical disability rates, and economic hardship. Discusses the shift from overdose mortality associated with prescription opioids to illicit and synthetic opioids in the early 2010s, including in rural areas and the Northeastern U.S.
David A. McGranahan, Timothy S. Parker
USDA Economic Research Service
Economics and the economy · Illicit drug use · Mortality · People with disabilities · Prescription drug misuse · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Substance use and misuse