The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2017
The number of opioid-induced deaths has skyrocketed in Hampton Roads. Approximately three-quarters of opioid addicts began their fall from grace with a legitimate prescription from a knowledgeable physician. We estimate the costs.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 5: The Scourge of Opioids" (2017). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 14.