States Hit Hardest by the Opioid Epidemic [2022]

In 18 years, the rate of people dying from opioid overdose rose from 2.9 to 14.9 per 100,000 people, increasing over 500%. Our analysis of the opioid epidemic by state showed that the Rust Belt suffered the most, with states like Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio seeing increases in opioid death rates beyond 300%.

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