Advantage of social media over traditional surveys is the immediate accessibility of data. Analyzing opioid-related
social media posts has the potential to reveal patterns of opioid abuse at a national scale, and understand opinions
of the public and opioid users. We have performed various analysis on social media, including spatial-temporal trends of opioid use,
content analysis, types of users and their background, and suicide intention.
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Social Media Based Analysis of Opioid Epidemic Using Reddit.
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