Where Is the Opioid Use Epidemic in Mexico? A Cautionary Tale for Policymakers South of the US-Mexico Border.

@article{GoodmanMeza2018WhereIT,
  title={Where Is the Opioid Use Epidemic in Mexico? A Cautionary Tale for Policymakers South of the US-Mexico Border.},
  author={David Goodman-Meza and Mar{\'i}a Elena Medina-Mora and Carlos Magis-Rodr{\'i}guez and Raphael J Landovitz and Steven Shoptaw and Dan Werb},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2018},
  pages={
          e1-e10
        }
}
In North America, opioid use and its harms have increased in the United States and Canada over the past 2 decades. However, Mexico has yet to document patterns suggesting a higher level of opioid use or attendant harms. Historically, Mexico has been a country with low-level use of opioids, although heroin use has been documented. Low-level opioid use is likely attributable to structural, cultural, and individual factors. However, a range of dynamic factors may be converging to increase the use… CONTINUE READING

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