Drug Deaths Soar, Prompting New Crackdowns and Funding
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.
Federal Grants ‘A Lifesaver’ In Opioid Fight, But States Still Struggle To Curb Meth
The number of drug overdose deaths involving the meth tripled from 2011 to 2016 and hospitalizations involving amphetamines are spiking.
Meth’s Resurgence Spotlights Lack Of Meds To Combat The Addiction
Even as the opioid epidemic continues, the toll of methamphetamine use, also known as meth or crystal meth, is on the rise, too.
Methamphetamine Overdoses Surge
The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing, but its resurgence has been overshadowed by the nation’s focus on opioids.