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Opioid Crisis Research

This guide is designed to inform you about the Opioid Crisis and provide research resources specific to the topic.

Opioid Crisis in Appalachia: Data & Statistics

Opioid Related Deaths in Ohio from the NIH 

graph with data on deaths in Ohio from opioids from 1999-2018

More Reports & Data

Drug Abuse Trends in the Athens Region (2019) from the Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network

Opioid Overdose in Appalachia Interactive Map (2009-2018) An interactive map from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

Opioid Use in Medicare Part D in the Appalachian Area (2019) from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Report on Opioid Crisis and Recommendations in Appalachian Areas (2017) from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

Appalachian Organizations and Research Centers

Athens HOPE

  • Organization dedicated to the opioid abuse crisis and helping the Athens community

Pinnacle Treatment Center 

  • Located in Athens, it provides treatment and counseling including for opioid addiction

Appalachian Regional Commission

  • The Appalachian Regional Commission is an agency of the federal government as well of the thirteen states' governments that oversees the economics, growth, and future of the Appalachian regions. On their website is information they have on the opioid crisis in those areas and a full report they have done. 

Issue Brief: Health Disparities Related to Opioid Misuse in Appalachia

  • Practical strategies and recommendations for communities regarding the opioid crisis in Appalachia from the Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia Initiative

Ohio University Opioid Taskforce

  • OU page on their fight in the crisis - needs updating 

UK Confronting the Opioid Epidemic

  • University of Kentucky talks about their plans and efforts in combatting the opioid epidemic in Kentucky 

University of Tennessee Summit for Opioid Addiction & Response 

  • Resources for Tennessee for the opioid crisis

University of Virgina School of Medicine 

  • Discusses their effort in the Opioid Crisis 

University of North Carolina Injury Prevention & Resource Center

  • Student-led research and their impact on the opioid crisis 

University of Pennsylvania Opioid Epidemic 

  • Discusses their ongoing work in the opioid crisis 

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