The role of despair in the opioid crisis: Lessons from the science of well-being

Deaths of despair—suicides, drug overdose, and alcohol-related deaths—claimed the lives of over 1 million Americans between 2006-2015. Some cohorts, particularly less than college educated whites, have lost faith in the American Dream, have little hope for the future, and low levels of resilience and coping skills. This is the population that is most vulnerable to … Continue reading The role of despair in the opioid crisis: Lessons from the science of well-being