Assessing Opioid Crisis in the U.S.

In your paper, address the following:

How widespread is this crisis? What are the national statistics on opioid use?
Using research data, determine the states and populations most affected and the reasons for the rise of this crisis.
How does the national data on opioid use compare to data from your own city? If there are any differences, what can they be attributed to?
Based on your understanding thus far, what could have attributed to the rise of opioid addiction in Anytown ?

(Anytown is a simulation town)
Anytown Demographics
Population 23,500
Largest industry/employer is the coal mine
Coal mining operations have decreased in the past few years
Because of physical injuries, illnesses, and other ailments, opioids use has skyrocketed
Because of the economic downturn, opioid uses as a coping mechanism has dramatically increase
An opioid overdose emergency occurs almost daily, many times resulting in death
The mayor has declared the opioid crisis as the number one crisis the town is facing
Coal Mine
The largest employer in Anytown
Over half of the employees have either qualified for workmanâ€s compensation or have an illness related to their working conditions
The most common condition is black lung
Because this type of illness is directly related to working in the mine, working conditions need to be improved
 
 
 
 
Use current APA 7th formatting to style your paper and to cite your sources.
 
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