Nationwide, there has been a 31% increase in overdose deaths during the pandemic compared with the year before, fueled largely by the presence of the potent opioid fentanyl in heroin, methamphetamines and other illicit drugs.
These last two weeks mark a sharp increase—double the average number of weekly fatal overdoses throughout much of 2020.
Nonprescription use of stimulants is a growing problem for young people, bringing not only a risk of overdose and addiction but also damaging sleep disruption.
Life inside the seesaw struggle of dual addiction.
The number of drug overdose deaths involving the meth tripled from 2011 to 2016 and hospitalizations involving amphetamines are spiking.
Roughly 14,000 cocaine and 10,000 meth users died in the US in 2017, an increase of more than a third compared with 2016 and triple of what was seen in 2012.
Editor’s note: This article was updated Feb. 26 to show that 18 states, including Michigan, have screening requirements in a woman’s third trimester for all pregnancies or for those considered at high risk of infection. Alayna Alvarez Edittorial Assistant, Stateline Some…
Even as the opioid epidemic continues, the toll of methamphetamine use, also known as meth or crystal meth, is on the rise, too.
Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy has increased substantially over the last decade in the U.S., particularly in rural counties, a new study has found
The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing, but its resurgence has been overshadowed by the nation’s focus on opioids.