Parallel epidemic: The troubling resurgence of stimulants (white paper)
Increasingly novel combinations of illicit narcotics are deadlier than ever, adding new urgency to combatting the drug crisis
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While in recent years the opioid epidemic has commanded the lion's share of news stories, deaths due to overdoses from illicit stimulants like methamphetamine and cocaine are also on the rise, fueling a second and parallel drug crisis.
The intentional or unintentional co-ingestion of stimulants with opioids is adding to the death toll, accounting for 61% of methamphetamine-related deaths in 2021.
Download this white paper to learn:
- How and why the stimulant crisis has grown in the shadow of the opioid crisis.
- How to recognize the signs of stimulant overdose.
- Tools your agency can use to identify stimulants and streamline the path to prosecution of drug-related crimes.
Parallel epidemic: The troubling resurgence of stimulants