Methamphetamine Deaths Increased by More Than 50-Fold Between 1999 and 2021—Fentanyl Largely to Blame
“I won’t overdose on that drug—it’s not an opioid.” For decades, people who have become addicted to mind-altering substances like methamphetamine and other non-opioid drugs have used this line to justify using their drug of choice.
Without an Opioid Antidote, What Would Our Overdoses Losses Look Like?
Analysis of state and national statistics for fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses reveals a shocking threat to Americans, far in excess of what our overdose deaths statistics would indicate.
Fentanyl Is Now the Leading Cause of Death for Adults Ages 18 to 45
One of the findings in the CDC’s 2020 Cause of Death report was that overdose deaths caused by fentanyl were the leading cause of death for adults ages 18 to 45. At first, this key fact went almost unnoticed. Only now is this critical issue getting the attention it deserves.
Senior Citizens and Their Increasing Need for Addiction Recovery
America is losing more of its aging citizens to alcohol and drug dependence and even fatal overdoses. It’s time to take a look at the extent of this problem.
Drug Overdose Deaths Jumped Nearly 30 Percent During the Pandemic
Many public health experts believed that, partially because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was going to be the worst year yet for drug overdoses. They were right, and final numbers for the death toll exceeded even the most gloomy predictions.
Carfentanil; A New Drug in America that’s 100 Times More Potent than Fentanyl
Carfentanil has made the news from time to time over the past few years, but not usually in a way that sparks mass concern from authorities and communities. Sadly, the most recent headline on carfentanil suggests that traffickers are appropriating this drug for mass distribution. That’s definitely something to be concerned about.
Per Capita Deaths from Substance Abuse Now Higher in Rural America
It’s shocking but true. In several states across the U.S., when fatalities are measured per capita, more Americans are dying from drug-related harm in counties designated as rural than in counties designated as urban.
Opioid Abuse Surged During the Pandemic – Treatment is the Answer for Those Now Addicted
There is compelling evidence that suggests opioid addiction and overdose rates soared during the Covid-19 pandemic. Was this a direct result of Covid-19? Or was it a continuation of America’s opioid addiction epidemic?
Is Fentanyl Addiction America’s Number One Drug Problem?
What is fentanyl? How did it become America’s worst drug problem? What can be done to prevent soaring fentanyl deaths?
A Surge in Cocaine and Meth Deaths are Linked to Opioid Misuse
In a recent brief by the CDC, experts published findings that more than 50% of cocaine-related deaths also had opioids present. The same was true with meth deaths. This is very concerning because it indicates a drug use trend where addicts may be more likely to use multiple drugs at once.