Methamphetamine overdose deaths on the rise across the country

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By Liz Carey  |  January 22, 2021

Methamphetamine overdose deaths have surged over an eight-year period in the United States, a new study through the National Institutes on Health has found. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, revealed that while the rate of methamphetamine overdose deaths is on the rise across the country, American Indians and Alaska Natives had the highest death rates overall. The research was conducted at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. ...

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