Combatting the Opioid Epidemic: Determinants of Abuse and Policies for a Way Forward
(Crime and Drugs)
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
This panel includes work on the determinants of opioid abuse, including macroeconomic factors such as unemployment rates and health innovations such as access to drugs that can limit the fatal consequences of opioid overdoses. This panel also includes research on international contexts. Specifically, one paper examines the impact of heroin shortages on health and crime outcomes related to opioid overdoses in Australia. Finally, given the wide-ranging nature of the opioid epidemic and recent policy experiences with other substances such as cannabis, the panel will feature research exploring broadly how policymakers and practitioners can strategically manage the opioid epidemic.