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Opioid Crisis Grows in Rural America

In recent years, the opioid crisis has begun to hit hardest in small towns and rural communities. According to statistics at Bloomberg City Lab, over the past two decades, opioid-related deaths in rural areas increased by 700 percent. In urban areas, deaths from opioids increased by 400 percent.   Now, experts are left to question the exact reasons for the rise in opioid use in rural areas. By deploying and educating responsive measures, federal and state government associations hope to stop […]