A recent study of non-fatal drug-related overdoses in youths reported from the CDC’s National Syndromic Surveillance System Biosense Program from 2016 to 2019 showed what trends for heroin and stimulants?
Suspected heroin overdoses decreased by an average of 3.3% per quarter for youth aged 15 to 24 years. Among all age groups, suspected stimulant overdoses increased across the study period, 3.3% for 0 to 10-year-olds, 4.0% for 11- to 14-year-olds, and 2.3% for 15- to 24-year-olds.
Roehler DR, Olsen EO, Mustaquim D, Vivolo-Kantor AM. Suspected Nonfatal Drug-Related Overdoses Among Youth in the US: 2016-2019. Pediatrics. 2021 Jan;147(1):e2020003491. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-003491. Epub 2020 Dec 7. PMID: 33288728.
Submitted by: James Mowry, PharmD, DABAT