Rising U.S. Deaths After Users Mix Coke, Meth With an Opioid

Last Updated: Friday, April 9, 2021

overdose highlighted in dictionary(Health Day News, April 2) Cocaine deaths have increased in recent years because more people are combining the drug with an opioid, according to a new report. 

In 2019, 75% of fatal cocaine overdoses also involved at least one opioid. 

Deaths due to methamphetamine have also risen over the past few years due to opioids. In 2019, a little more than half of all meth deaths involved opioids. Read more. 


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