Meth Overdose Deaths in Ohio Soar to Nearly 1,400 in 2021

Meth Overdose Deaths in Ohio Soar to Nearly 1,400 in 2021

Stimulant deaths now drive epidemic Fentanyl-adulteration is cause Methamphetamine overdose deaths continue to soar in Ohio and killed nearly 1,400 Ohio residents in 2021. The increase in fentanyl adulteration in meth — rather than an increase in use —...
Ohio’s New Overdose Era: Adulterated stimulants

Ohio’s New Overdose Era: Adulterated stimulants

Meth and cocaine deaths are driving overdose death. Ohio has an overdose crisis, not an opioid problem. Ohio hasn’t had an “opioid crisis” for many years. We have a drug adulteration crisis, and the people who are dying are increasing numbers are...
Ohio’s Real Overdose Crisis: Fentanyl-adulterated stimulants

Ohio’s Real Overdose Crisis: Fentanyl-adulterated stimulants

Meth and cocaine deaths soaring to record levels Stimulants contain fentanyl is driving overdose epidemic Confirmed overdose deaths in Ohio reached 3,269 today, a 5.5% increase over the number reported at the same time last year. It seems likely that, in 2021, Ohio...
Where drug overdose deaths are worst in 2021

Where drug overdose deaths are worst in 2021

Map provided for all overdose deaths Maps provided for meth and cocaine overdose deaths This map shows the worst overdose death rates in Ohio so far in 2021. Note that Ohio’s three most populous counties — Franklin, Cuyahoga and Hamilton — are not...
Fentanyl adulteration drives meth overdose deaths to historic level

Fentanyl adulteration drives meth overdose deaths to historic level

80% of meth overdose deaths involve fentanyl Meth-fentanyl combinations are proving extraordinarily deadly in Ohio. About 80% of all meth deaths involve fentanyl or a fentanyl analog. Essentially, all of the massive increase in meth-related overdose deaths in Ohio can...