Monnat featured in CityLab article on geography of the opioid crisis

Shannon MonnatA new working paper written by Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, was featured in the CityLab article "There’s a Rural-Urban Divide in the Opiate Crisis." Monnat argues that in both rural and urban communities, two key factors—economic distress and supply of opioids—predict the rate of opioid deaths. "I really do want to push back against this cliche that addiction does not discriminate," Monnat says. "The physiological processes that underlie addiction themselves may not discriminate, but the factors that put people in communities at higher risk are are not spatially random." 02/14/19