Understanding the Opioid Crisis in Rural and Urban Iowa
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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, roughly 2.1 million Americans experienced an opioid misuse disorder in 2016, and 42,249 of those people died from an overdose. The United States makes up only four percent of the world population, yet it accounts for 27 percent of drugoverdose deaths. The Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S. have experienced the largest increases in opioid-use deaths since 2000.
Peters, David, "Understanding the Opioid Crisis in Rural and Urban Iowa" (2019). Extension and Outreach Publications. 804.
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