Report ties overdose rate to jobless rate

PROVIDED ARTICLE The decline in Ohio’s manufacturing jobs, especially since 2000, occurred about the same time overdose deaths began to rise so sharply in the state. Researchers at The Ohio State University have connected unemployment and underemployment to the opioid epidemic in Ohio, where drug overdose deaths were the second highest per capita nationwide in 2016. Overdose deaths have not been evenly distributed across Ohio. … Continue reading Report ties overdose rate to jobless rate