CDC Report: Meth Is More Popular On The West Coast Than Heroin, Fentanyl

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 1:45pm
Updated: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 1:51pm

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Opioid deaths draw significant nationwide attention by first responders, health officials and the media, but a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that in the West, more people die from methamphetamine overdoses.

So, why is meth a drug of choice in the West when heroin and fentanyl are the leading cause of drug overdoses in the East?

Michael Shafer, a professor in the Arizona State University School of Social Work, spoke to The Show about this distinction.

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