Presentation Title

The Balloon Effect on West Virginia

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

West Virginia drug epidemic, addiction, balloon effect, heroin epidemic, fentanyl epidemic, drug crisis

Biography

My name is Ashley Wilson and I am a senior here at Marshall University. I am majoring in Political Science and minoring in Criminal Justice. I plan on attending law school in the Fall.

Major

Political Science

Advisor for this project

Jamie Warner

Start Date

20-4-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

20-4-2017 4:15 PM

Abstract

According to the CDC, West Virginia is eleven times the national average for opiate related deaths. Huntington has been hit the worst with this drug epidemic. The idea of the balloon effect on drugs, is more commonly used to describe what happens when clamping down on the production of a drug in one area will push that same drug into another area. However, I will examine how the crack down on prescription pills here in West Virginia, has led to the pop up of other illicit drug use in the state.

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The Balloon Effect on West Virginia

According to the CDC, West Virginia is eleven times the national average for opiate related deaths. Huntington has been hit the worst with this drug epidemic. The idea of the balloon effect on drugs, is more commonly used to describe what happens when clamping down on the production of a drug in one area will push that same drug into another area. However, I will examine how the crack down on prescription pills here in West Virginia, has led to the pop up of other illicit drug use in the state.