The Opioid Crisis and Household Availability


The United States has seen an increase in opioid use and abuse the last few decades. Spurred on by changing economic conditions and prescription standards, the country is in the midst of what is being called an "opioid crisis." What are the signs that the US has reached crisis levels? What are some predictors of opioid use? And how does the availabilty of opioids around the house affect use? Marissa Seamans of Johns Hopkins University talks about the effect of household availability on opioid use and the general crisis nationwide.

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