Anna Gorman

Overshadowed By Opioids, Meth Is Back And Hospitalizations Surge

In Oregon, overdose deaths from meth surged from nearly 85 from 2008 through 2010 to more than 350 over the same three-year time period.

The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids.

Jails Starting To Treat Inmates’ Addictions

Jails are a good place to intervene because 20 percent of inmates used heroin or opioids before being incarcerated.

At a time when the U.S. government is trying to deal with a nationwide opioid epidemic, many jails across the country are only now rolling out medicines to help inmates overcome addiction. And most of those jails dispense only one of the drugs currently available.

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