Meth is most common drug in overdose deaths in chunk of USLast Updated: Monday, November 18, 2019
(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.