How Race and Class Drive Factors of the Opioid Crisis & Legislation

Opioid overdoses have been rising for years, but only lately has the trend been labeled a “crisis.”

A quick Google search of “opioid epidemic” will bring up 42 web pages of news articles published in the last three months. Nearly every state, including North Carolina, has introduced legislation in the last year to combat opioid-related overdoses. President Donald Trump recently held a White House-level meeting on combating addiction.