Human Toll Of The Opioid And Meth Crisis
This episode originally aired on November 9, 2021.
Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. hit a record 93,000-plus in 2020, driven upward during the pandemic by the highly potent opioid, fentanyl.
That’s not the only drug wrecking lives right now. A new type of meth known as P2P is responsible for creating widespread mental illness and homelessness.
The two drugs -- one a depressant, the other a stimulant -- are now often found together, which is unprecedented in U.S. drug use.
Today on “All Sides with Ann Fisher,” Journalist and author Sam Quinones explores the human toll in his new book, “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth.”
- Sam Quinones, journalist, author of “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth"
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