Hooked in Georgia
Article from GeorgiaTrend by Mary Anne Dunkin
According to Mary Anne Dunkin, "The crisis began in the 1990s as traditional prescribing patterns were changing. The introduction of a long-acting narcotic called OxyContin and the promotion of research findings suggesting the risk of addiction was low for most people prompted doctors to begin prescribing opioids longer term for problems like chronic back pain or arthritis."
This article explains the cause and outcome of the opioid crisis in Georgia.