Methamphetamine Use: It’s Getting Worse

The new issue of JAMA Psychiatry has an alarming article on trends in illicit methamphetamine use.  Not only are more people using; more are dying:

Among adults aged 18 to 64 years from 2015 to 2019, we found a substantial increase (180%) in overdose deaths involving psychostimulants other than cocaine (largely methamphetamine), but this increase was considerably larger than the growth in the number of adults who reported past-year methamphetamine use (43%), indicating riskier patterns of methamphetamine use.

The toll of drug use is a cancer on our society.