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Monnat study on opioids cited in CityLab article

December 12, 2019

Bloomberg CityLab

Shannon Monnat

Shannon Monnat

A recent study co-authored by Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, was referenced in the CityLab article "The Changing Geography of the Opioid Crisis." The study found that the opioid crisis takes different forms in urban and rural America. While the urban opioid crisis is a crisis of heroin and illegal drugs, the rural opioid crisis of prescription drugs is largely a story of growing spatial inequality and of places left behind, most often occurring, as the authors note, in places that tend to have a declining industrial base. 12/12/19

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