Study examines opioid involvement in US drug overdoses

Study examines opioid involvement in US drug overdoses

Publication date: Jan 08, 2020

A recent analysis published in Addiction found that in 2016, 27% of overdose visits to U. S. emergency departments involving cocaine and 14% involving psychostimulants also involved an opioid.

The study also found that since 2006, rates of overdose emergency departments visits involving cocaine and psychostimulants with an opioid increased in recent years, as did those involving psychostimulants without opioids.

Overdose deaths involving cocaine and psychostimulants increased in the past several years with and without opioids.

Concepts Keywords
CC0 Heroin
Cocaine Addiction
Demographic Opioid overdose
Drug Overdose Euphoriants
Epidemiologist Drug overdose
Fair Dealing Psychoactive drugs
Methamphetamine RTT
Opioid Medical emergencies
Opioid Overdose Opioids
Opioids Morphine
Overdose Health
Overdose Deaths Medicine
United States


Type Source Name
drug DRUGBANK Cocaine
drug DRUGBANK Metamfetamine
disease MESH emergency


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