Use the following sources to gain a better understanding of the various issues surrounding the opioid crisis. These sources summarize the issues, linking you to selected commentary, news, articles, video and audio content
Link here to Opposing Viewpoints Opioid Crisis content.
The CQ Researcher is another source of current insight into the policy issue. A recent report on the Opioid Addiction provides a Chronology as well as an excellent bibliography of sources (with links) for further review.
Nonprofit and Government Agency Policy Reports on the Opioid Epidemic
Policy reports provide research, analysis and recommendations. These documents are produced by academic research centers, think tanks and government agencies. Following are a few examples. Use the Resources in this section to find additional reports and organizations.
The PolicyMap resource provides visualizations of many aspects of available opioid data. Here we see opioid use hospitalizations in 2017. You can also change year and variable to revise the map.
Use the following databases to locate additional policy and governmental analysis of the issues.
State and Federal Legislation / Regulation
State and federal legislation are important to review as policy and programmatic shifts (including funding) often shift as a result. These can be good sources to locate best practices or model policies as well, particularly at the state level.
Want to know more about how the Minnesota Congressional Delegation is approaching the opioid epidemic? This image from Voxgov shows you recent legislative and social media activity for each member.
Use the following databases to locate additional sources of state and federal legislative information.
These sample research review articles provide general context for both state and federal policy. Search the databases below for additional materials.
Use the following databases to locate more articles addressing the opioid epidemic.
State and National News
Here are a few sample news articles. Search the databases below for additional news from Minnesota sources and beyond.
Use the following news sources to locate more articles addressing the opioid epidemic.