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Understanding Declining Rates of Drug Overdose Mortality in Eastern Kentucky

Identifies potential policies and strategies that might have contributed to the decline in drug overdose mortality in the 5-year periods from 2008-2012 to 2013-2017 in 8 counties in eastern Kentucky. Offers recommendations for approaches that could be implemented in other communities. Includes statistics on overdose mortality in 8 eastern Kentucky counties; a county-level map showing changes in rates of overdose mortality in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Ohio; and a graph showing rates of overdose mortality in the Appalachian counties of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia from 1999-2019.
NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
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Appalachia · Illicit drug use · Mortality · Prescription drug misuse · Statistics and data · Kentucky · North Carolina · Ohio · Pennsylvania · Tennessee · West Virginia