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Trends in California Drug Overdose Deaths

Trends in California Drug Overdose Deaths

The below policy brief shows some statistics on how the California overdose rate has been skyrocketing these last few years. Fentanyl has played a large part in the rising rates of overdose deaths, as the age-adjusted rate of overdose deaths related to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl has risen 541% over the last 3 years. The age-adjusted rate of overdose deaths related to psychostimulants, such as methamphetamine has increased by 91% since 2017.

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