STEP ONE:

Identify individuals becoming dependent on opioids

 

 
 
 
Opioid Circle
 
 
  • New addicts who may be wary of the stigma of dependency and have no prior exposure to illegal drugs often seek help and answers online, while those becoming dependent or are already dependent but can’t get legal prescription drugs follow distinct online behavioral patterns.

  • Example: Tens of thousands of people in Ohio searched for variants on “opioid withdrawal signs” and “opioid home remedies” last month.



 
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