Infographic: What's Driving the Opioid Crisis - And How to Fight It

The epidemic of opioid abuse across America is the result of a complex interplay of social, financial, and behavioral factors, leaving communities with no easy solutions. Experts who discussed the crisis with The American Journal of Managed Care® offered their opinions on what's driving the crisis and what can be done to help fight it.

The epidemic of opioid abuse across America is the result of a complex interplay of social, financial, and behavioral factors, leaving communities with no easy solutions. Experts who discussed the crisis with The American Journal of Managed Care® offered their opinions on what's driving this epidemic and what can be done to help fight it.

Nearly all of the experts identified stigma as a powerful factor keeping people from seeking help for a drug problem. They also indicated that any efforts to reverse the trends of opioid abuse will require communities, healthcare providers, and lawmakers to work together.

For more information on what's contributing to the opioid crisis in America and possible tools to stop it, see the infographic below.