Internet searches for opioids predict future emergency department heroin admissions

From Drug and Alcohol Dependence:

  • Internet search data may be a resource for predicting heroin-related admissions.
  • A model explained 72% of the variance in the next year’s heroin-related admissions.
  • We found regional differences in Internet searches for opioid-related information.

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