In the fight against drug abuse, information is power, and current or near real-time data is more powerful. A team at The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has developed a tool using data analytics to gather actionable data on the dynamic world of abuse. DrugTracker was created as a community-based monitoring and support system for drug abuse that leverages social media input in order to support diagnosis and sources of drug abuse. With Opioid abuse becoming a growing problem in the United States, the team at NJIT felt that this was a necessary and effective tool in trying to curb the drug problem that we are currently facing.
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