From pulling certain narcotics from the market to using geographic Information System (GIS) and special epidemiology have become well used when analyzing hot spots of opioid abuse. Public health works have actively been trying to find solutions to the well-known opioid epidemic. However, addicts continue to find ways to feed their addiction and now are turning to the internet. An article in the New York Times describes how dealers have turned to the internet to sale their products known was “dark web sales”. This is problematic because the drugs are now able to reach a large potion to uses over a shorter period.
By Julia Watson: http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org