Google searches for opioids, narcotics and other drugs

Idea I had for an EMS1 article, well-executed by Alex Bryant, which posted on July 19.

Which opioids are Americans Googling the most? 

And a slightly different angle on Google searches related to drug withdrawal in the Washington Post.

Analysis | What our Google searches reveal about the drug epidemic

I can also share that there is solid search traffic for this Drug Why column on hydrocodone and a chance to test your knowledge about hydrocodone.


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.