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New Research Suggests Craigslist Linked to 15% Increase in Drug Abuse Treatment Admissions, 6% Increase in Overdose Deaths

  • 1.  New Research Suggests Craigslist Linked to 15% Increase in Drug Abuse Treatment Admissions, 6% Increase in Overdose Deaths

    Posted 26 days ago

    CATONSVILLE, MD, November 15, 2019 – New research in the INFORMS journal Management Sciencelooks at the influence online platforms have on the rising illegal drug epidemic. This study shows drug abuse treatment admissions and overdose deaths have increased since the founding of Craigslist.

    The paper, "Drug Abuse and the Internet: Evidence from Craigslist," written by Jiayi Liu and Anandhi Bharadwaj both of Emory University, looks at Craigslist rollout and drug abuse data from all counties in the United States from 1997 to 2008.

    Click here to read the full press release.



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    Ashley Smith
    INFORMS
    Catonsville MD
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