Monnat quoted in US News article on the opioid epidemic

Shannon Monnat"Opioids are a symptom and a symbol of far deeper issues in the U.S.," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. Monnat was interviewed for the U.S. News & World Report article "U.S. News Analysis: The Opioid Crisis Is Here to Stay for Years." She points to deteriorating economic conditions, a lack of investment in schools, a quick-fix culture and a toxic mix of "pain, despair, disconnection and lack of opportunity" as upstream problems that have fed into the nation's current drug crisis. 01/29/19