The United States is in a substance use disorder crisis, not just a drug or an opioid crisis. Stimulant abuse—cocaine, methamphetamine—is also on the rise. Substances not commonly thought of as drugs—alcohol, tobacco/nicotine—are more abused than fentanyl, heroin, and prescription opioids. Benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam (Xanax), cause one in 10 overdose deaths. Marijuana—the most used illicit substance, and third overall.
Posted on December 19 , 2019