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Dayton has one of the highest drug overdose rates in the United States. This opioid epidemic can be linked to a number of broader socioeconomic challenges facing the area, including unemployment, the decline of manufacturing, and location. This poster will highlight information on this epidemic and its causes in the Dayton area. To do this, I will draw on social science concepts and theory as well as informal interviews with professionals who are engaged in the epidemic. In addition, I will provide an overview of current efforts in Dayton to address this issue (e.g. Community Overdose Action Team, Miracle Makers, and East End Community Services) and argue that long term solutions will require addressing the root causes of the epidemic.
Danielle C Rhubart
Primary Advisor's Department
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Stander Symposium poster
"Dayton and the Opioid Epidemic: A Tragedy in the Making" (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 1206.