methamphetamine

Are Fentanyl-Meth Deaths in Indiana Due to Contamination, or “Speedballing”?

Marion County, Indiana is seeing a troubling rise in deaths related to methamphetamine combined with fentanyl, according to the Indiana…

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“I Am Not an Addict”⁠—What Should “Recovery” Mean in 2019?

My name is Adi, and despite my years of struggling with meth addiction, I am not an “addict.” I’m a…

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What Should “Overdose Awareness” Really Mean?

Fatal overdoses may be slightly declining in the United States, according to preliminary 2018 data, but they are not falling…

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Why Researchers Are Ill-Equipped to Study Surging Meth Harms

In recent months, key government studies from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and…

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How Harm Reduction Is Serving⁠—and Failing⁠—Asian Americans

The “4th wave of the overdose crisis” has arrived, tweeted Brett Giroir, a top official in the US Department of…

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Black New Yorkers Hospitalized for Amphetamines at Alarming Rates

In late October 2012, just days before Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, Dominic Faison was binging on methamphetamine, or…

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Rising Meth-Involved Deaths of Major Concern Amid Estimated 2018 Overdose Fall

For the first time since the 1990s, fatal drug overdoses decreased in 2018, according to preliminary Center for Disease Control…

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Arrested While “Panicking on Meth”—An Hour Later, He Was Dead

Alex Billmeyer was panicking when police swarmed a house in Dubuque, Iowa on May 26, yelling that people were shooting…

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Why Is Harm Reduction for Queer Meth Users So Understudied?

It's no secret that the US harm reduction movement prioritizes opioids and the people who use them in its research…

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Why Crystal Meth Has Made a Big Comeback in Philadelphia

Meth! Meth, crystal. Who wants meth?” shouted a middle-aged man in a parka earlier this month. He had situated himself…

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