The opioid crisis is nothing short of tragic. At the same time, it involves substantial economic harm. In this issue, results of The Perryman Group's recent assessment of the economic costs of the opioid crisis are summarized.
Opioid addiction and overdoses have devasted individuals, families, and communities across the state, nation, and world. The human costs of this health crisis are immeasurable and are the reason that aggressively attacking this crisis is a social and humanitarian imperative. At the same time, there are significant economic consequences and impacts that stem from this massive health issue. The Perryman Group recently estimated the costs of the opioid crisis in Texas in order to provide a perspective on the magnitude of these negative effects.