Date of Award
College of Business
Type of Degree
Introduction: One of West Virginia’s most prominent public health issues and concerns has been the opioid crisis. The opioid epidemic has taken the lives of so many of the West Virginia population. The purpose of this research study was to determine if the opioid epidemic had caused an increase of Hepatitis C among the West Virginia population and access treatment options.
Methodology: The methodology was a literature review. Twenty-five sources were referenced for this literature review from 2007-2020.
Results: This literature review has examined several sources of the Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia. The Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia have demonstrated to have increased the transmission of infectious diseases such as Hepatitis C. Needle Exchange Programs have provided treatment options for those addicted to opioids.
Discussion/Conclusion: The Opioid Epidemic has been proven to be the cause of transmission of Hepatitis C to increase. This literature review has indicated that Needle Exchange Programs have provided treatment options for those addicted to opioids.
Health services administration.
Opioid abuse -- West Virginia.
Hepatitis C -- West Virginia.
Needle exchange programs -- West Virginia -- Evaluation.
Cole, Brianna, "Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia" (2020). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1291.