Cleaning up this meth –
December 27, 2019 – Although it may not make headlines like the opioid crisis, deaths involving meth addiction are on the rise. In the U.S., overdose deaths involving meth have soared since 2012, while amphetamine-related hospitalizations have more than doubled from 2008 to 2015. Dwoskin says that while the opioid problem may be diminishing, the methamphetamine problem is on the rise.
“In Kentucky, people who are studying opioids find that a lot of the people who, once they stopped taking opioids, they’re taking methamphetamine. Most people who use substances and have substance use disorders, they don’t just take one drug. But as the opioid problem is being treated, the methamphetamine problem seems worse,” she says — but we’re not as prepared to respond to the meth crisis.