A new Kaiser Health News (KHN) report found that while opioid abuse and addiction is finally part of the national discussion and remains top of mind for public health officials, meth has made a comeback. According to KHN’s research, U.S. overdose deaths involving meth more than quadrupled from 2011 to 2017. Admissions to treatment facilities for meth are up 17 percent. Hospitalizations related to meth jumped by about 245 percent from 2008 to 2015. And throughout the West and Midwest, 70 percent of local law enforcement agencies say meth is their biggest drug threat.
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