Want to see exactly how opiate prescriptions by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grew in your area after 9/11? We’ve just made it even easier to get the data behind our reporting on the VA’s nationwide opiate epidemic.

As we’ve reported, the VA has made progress in reducing the number of veterans receiving opiates. But a new inspector general report released today reveals a host of problems with the agency’s prescription practices.

If you’re interested in downloading a clean version of the data we obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, simply fill out the form below. You’ll get a zip file that includes a spreadsheet with the number and rate of prescriptions for four types of opiates – oxycodone, morphine, methadone and hydrocodone – as well as the number of patients at each of the 131 health care systems in the VA’s database, which broadly correspond to metropolitan areas.

The file also contains a readme document explaining the fields in the spreadsheet and how to credit The Center for Investigative Reporting in your work.

We’re hoping that making the data available to all will help inform even more local reporting on the issue. For a detailed walk-through of how to localize the data for your area, read our previous explainer on using our interactive map for your own reporting. Get a look at how we obtained and analyzed the data here. If you’re more advanced with Web development and data analysis, you also can use our data API.

Cole Goins is the director of community engagement for Reveal, where he cultivates partnerships that blend in-depth journalism and creative public engagement. He has built and supported distribution networks, spearheaded arts-based initiatives such as the Off/Page Project, led social media and audience strategy, and facilitated statewide media collaborations. He was a senior fellow in the 2015 USC Annenberg Health Journalism Fellowships, mentoring five journalists on approaches to community engagement. Previously, Goins was the engagement editor at the Center for Public Integrity, where he led audience development initiatives and multimedia features for award-winning investigative projects. He earned a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he worked as music director for WXYC, the student-run radio station. He is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.