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How Job Loss Can Lead to Drug Use

Several studies suggest the opioid crisis might be at least partly the result of widespread unemployment.
Source: Charles Krupa / AP

In 2013, Kentucky, Rhode Island, and Nevada had some of the highest rates of death from opioid overdoses, and they also had some of the country’s highest unemployment rates. A series of studies suggests that this joblessness might have been—at least in part—contributing to the high rates of drug addiction.

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