Addressing the opioid epidemic through resource mobilization in the North Carolina Piedmont Triad area

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Leslie Elise Upchurch (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David Kauzlarich

Abstract: The goal of this master’s thesis is to investigate approaches to the opioid epidemic in the Piedmont Triad Region in North Carolina. Through interviews and case study methodologies, I examine the history, functions, and resource mobilization of CURE Triad, a local organization fighting the epidemic, and its members. Included in mobilizing resources is first, identifying necessary resources, and second, identifying which resources are not readily available. This case study advances the understanding of how social movements, local organizations, and resources are used to address social problems such as drug use, abuse, and addiction.

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Language: English
Date: 2020
Epidemics, Mitigating, Opioid Epidemic, Opioids, Resource Mobilization, Social Movement
Opioid abuse $z North Carolina $z Piedmont Triad $x Prevention $x Citizen participation $v Case studies
Community organization $z North Carolina $z Piedmont Triad $v Case studies

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