COVID-19 and Opioid Use in Appalachian Kentucky

Rachel Vickers-Smith, Hannah L. F. Cooper & April M. Young
Appalachian Kentucky is currently fighting two public health emergencies – COVID-19 and the opioid epidemic – leaving the area strapped for resources to care for these ongoing crises. During this time, people who use opioids (PWUO) have increased vulnerability to fatal overdoses and drug-related harms (e.g., HIV). Disruption of already limited services posed by COVID-19 could have an especially detrimental impact on the health of PWUO. Though the COVID-19 pandemic is jeopardizing hard-won progress in...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.