Rural communities in the United States face unique challenges related to the opioid epidemic. This paper explores the substances and substance-related health problems that pose the greatest concern to rural communities that received funding to address the opioid epidemic and examines their reported capacity to address these challenges.

Carpenedo Mun C, Schuler H, Baker R, Byrne F, Bresani E, Meyers K. Rural communities face more than an opioid crisis: Reimagining funding assistance to address polysubstance use, associated health problems, and limited rural service capacity. J Rural Health. 2023 Sep;39(4):795-803. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12743. Epub 2023 Feb 12. PMID: 36775905.