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Impact of Mandatory COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order on Controlled Substance Use Among Rural Versus Urban Communities in the United States

Description
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.
Author(s)
Daniel Maeng, Yue Li, Michele Lawrence, et al.
Citation
Journal of Rural Health
Date
06/2022
Type
Document
Tagged as
Illicit drug use · Infectious diseases · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention