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How maps make a difference.


(A) DuPage, Ill., maps out where Narcan--which can reverse the effects of an overdose--has been administered to show where overdoses have been prevented.

(B) Iowa maps out the location of drug drop boxes so residents can safely dispose of prescriptions and prevent them from getting into drinking water or the hands of others.

(C) Massachusetts performs spatial examinations of the opioid addiction within the state to determine where to target interventions and education.

(D) Jefferson County, Colo., uses a visualization map to show where prescription drug and heroin deaths have occurred to help raise awareness and stop the epidemic.

(E) Celebrating Lost Loved Ones is a national map that aims to personalize the problem and break down perceptions of who is affected.


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Date:Oct 1, 2016
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