Meth is most common drug in overdose deaths in chunk of US

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2019

meth_in_baggie_article.jpg(The Associated Press, October 25) While the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl is wreaking havoc in the eastern United States, methamphetamine is hitting western regions of the nation hard, according to a recent report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.  

While meth is No. 4 in nationwide fatal overdoses (with the drug being listed as the cause of 13% of deaths), it’s No. 1 in the west with the drug being involved in up to 38% of deadly overdoses in some areas. Read more.


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