How do geography, optimism and income affect the opioid crisis?

As the opioid crisis continues its devastation across the country, analyses using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have given us some insight into the demographics of this epidemic. A new report from the Brookings Institution investigated the geography of the epidemic as well as the possible role of optimism and desperation. MetroFocus speaks to report author Carol Graham about the report, the epidemic and where New York stands.