Methamphetamine Rising

Are users seeking out such ‘combo’ preparations because they want the extra kick from the interaction? To help overcome an elevated tolerance, perhaps.

Here's an update to a post I did way back in January of 2020. That was at the very beginning of the pandemic, before we realized how dramatically our lives were about to change.

Even then, meth was well on its way to becoming a principal player in our fast-changing overdose statistics -- including fatalities. And it continues to expand its role as the months pass.

Methamphetamine Deaths Soar, Hitting Black and Native Americans Especially Hard

From the article: of the nearly one hundred thousand Americans who died from a drug overdose in the past 12 month period, “roughly 15% to 20%... appear to involve methamphetamines, often contaminated with fentanyl.” That’s a change worth noting.

Also, there was a dramatic upsurge in meth ODs among Black and Native people. Odd, because both groups formerly appeared to have avoided the worst of the meth epidemic.

No longer, it seems.

There are many ways to interpret these findings, but some questions that I’d like to...

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Methamphetamine Rising

Are users seeking out such ‘combo’ preparations because they want the extra kick from the interaction? To help overcome an elevated tolerance, perhaps.

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