From 1999-2015, the opioid death rates in rural areas have quadrupled among 18-25-year olds and tripled for females.

From 1999-2015, the opioid death rates in rural areas have quadrupled among 18-25-year olds and tripled for females. Differences in socioeconomic factors contribute to drug overdoses and, among other unintentional injuries, are 50% higher in rural versus urban areas. Learn more about the opioid epidemic:https://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2017/11/opioids/. What specific practices can help prevent the rise of drug overdoses in rural America?