Opioid crisis? It’s more complex than that: Study shows fatalities usually involve multiple drugs – The Boston Globe – by Felice J. Freyer Globe Staff – June 2019
More of the media is starting to change their “heroin pills” stories to more realistic coverage of the overdose crisis.
It may be time to stop talking about the “opioid crisis.” Not because the crisis is over — some five people a day continue to die of overdoses in Massachusetts. But a new analysis reveals that opioids are far from the only problem:
The vast majority of people who died of opioid-related overdoses in the state had taken other drugs along with heroin and fentanyl, including stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine. Only 17 percent had taken opioids and nothing else. Continue reading