Study Identifies Who Is Most at-Risk For Opioid Abuse


Although the opioid epidemic is a problem nationwide, it isn't affecting the whole country equally. A new study finds that the crisis is disproportionately impacting certain hot spots and is most widespread in six states.1

This latest research, conducted by researchers at the University of Cincinnati, looked at national data on opioid deaths in the United States. They found that although some states have been hit particularly hard by the epidemic, there are 25 smaller hot spots of fatal opioid overdoses within those regions where health organizations should be concentrating their efforts.