The rate of U.S. drug overdose deaths involving psychostimulants with abuse potential has continued to increase, and the highest rates of suspected methamphetamine poisonings and psychostimulant-involved deaths continue to occur in the West. Psychostimulant deaths increased 30% per year from 2012 to 2018. Polysubstance use has also continued to develop. During the first six months of 2018, 1 in 10 opioid deaths also involved methamphetamine.
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