The Opioid Crisis

by Barbara Hutto, Government Documents Department, Central Library

Most of us have heard of the opioid overdose crisis calling attention to a drug that has existed since the 1990s. Like most medications, opioids have both positive and negative sides. On the positive side, they are useful in treating pain associated with an injury or surgery; but at the same time, they can be misused. This is where problems occur.

The Birmingham Public Library Subject Resources page Opioids Crisis, Electronic Links connects to a digital subject guide available 24/7 with full text articles whether you are just interested in the subject of opioids, writing a research paper, or questioning your own use of the drugs.