University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Presented in this study is an analysis of the Nevada opioid crisis and how a viable solution can impact its severity. It does so in a public policy environment while synthesizing outside sources to support the presented claims. The scope of this study is to present a problem, cause, solution scenario on how to solve this policy problem. This study also takes into consideration Nevada’s current economic state amid the coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, this analysis also addresses the history behind the opioid epidemic across the United States and how it is impacting Nevada in present times. The research findings of this study indicate that if inadequate treatment centers is a critical policy problem, and poorly allocated federal funds is the cause of this problem, then the solution is for Nevada to expand federal funds to all opioid treatment centers (OTC) across the state.
Opioid deaths; Substance abuse; Nevada; Public policy
Health Services Research | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Policy History, Theory, and Methods | Public Administration | Public Policy | Social Statistics | Urban Studies
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Booth, V. M.
Nevada’s Secret Killer: Opioid Deaths.
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