Is Meth Abuse On The Rise?!

Pew Foundation issued a study a year ago reporting on the rise in Meth Abuse. The last big epidemic peaked in 2005 largely due to efforts by law enforcement to cut off the supply of materials to manufacture the drug.

Mexican produced, quality and low priced meth, appears to be filling the void created by enforcement efforts. Cartels are able to import the drug on existing smuggling routes set up for opioids and other illegal drugs. This creates an expansion of their existing illicit enterprise.

A 30% increase in Meth overdoeses was also cited in the study. Ohio reports a 21% increase in deaths from a Meth in one year as of 2018.

See the full study

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2017/05/18/a-new-meth-surge-gathers-momentum

 

 

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