Rural residents more open to addressing opioid crisis
After five years of outreach and education by farm groups, a new poll shows increased awareness and willingness to talk about the opioid crisis among rural adults, compared to 2017.
Roughly 60% say adults in their community are more aware of the crisis than they were five years ago, and nearly eight in 10 adults report feeling comfortable having a conversation about opioids.
However, survey results also reveal that more rural adults believe there is a higher rate of opioid misuse in rural communities...
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