2020 State of the Commonwealth Report
In 2017, we explored the rising toll of the opioid epidemic in Virginia and the United States. While COVID-19 has garnered much of the attention in 2020, the opioid epidemic continues in the Commonwealth. We revisit the evidence and consider whether the pandemic and social distancing measures have affected opioid overdoses in Virginia.
Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 5: Virginia's Opioid Epidemic Continues and COVID-19 May Be Making It Worse" (2020). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 55.