This academic paper describes a study where investigators interviewed rural community stakeholders in areas impacted by the opioid crisis to better understand what responsive strategies should be implemented there. The results indicated that rural community stakeholders are valuable resource for strategy development. Specific factors identified include expansion of long term rehabilitation programs and judicial reform for those with opioid use disorder.
Hargrove, A., Rafie, C., Zimmerman, E., & Moser, D. (2022). A rural communityâ€TMS perspective on the causes of and solutions to the opioid crisis in southern Virginia: A qualitative study. Rural and Remote Health.