In 2019, for the first time in years, the total drug overdose deaths decreased by 5% largely due to a decline in deaths from prescription opioids. What substance is being reported to have an increase in use?
In a recent study out of Denver, 29.6% of respondents reported injecting methamphetamine. This was an increase from 2.1% in 2005. (Al-Tayyib A et al. Heroin and methamphetamine injection: An emerging drug use pattern. Journal of Substance Use and Misuse. 2017; 52(8): 1051-1058. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2016.1271432)