Mixing Cocaine and Opioids is Causing More OD Deaths

A new study has revealed that more people are overdosing on cocaine when they mix it with another drug like meth. Deaths of drug users who have both opioids and cocaine in their systems are far outpacing deaths from users who only use cocaine.

The Study on Cocaine and Meth Deaths

75.5% of all cocaine-related deaths also involved one or more opioids in 2019. More people who use cocaine and opioids together are dying than those who use other stimulants, such as methamphetamine. Just 54% of all meth-related deaths in 2019 also involved opioids, a starkly different number than when it comes to cocaine.

Dependending on the region, deaths for both drugs varied greatly. Presumably, this is due to the availability or popularity of one drug versus another. For example,  deaths from cocaine and opioids accounted for more than 83% …

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