Impact of Mandatory COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order on Controlled Substance Use Among Rural Versus Urban Communities in the United States
Features a study on the effect the shelter-in-place orders during the COVID-19 pandemic had on uses of controlled substances, such as methamphetamine, opioids, and cocaine, among others. Draws data from calls made to poison control centers from October of 2019 to July of 2020 and compares rates of calls by rural versus urban locations.
Daniel Maeng, Yue Li, Michele Lawrence, et al.
Journal of Rural Health
Illicit drug use · Infectious diseases · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention