Meth in LA County

A Growing Problem

Meth use is never safe. From 2008 to 2019, there were approximately 4,300 meth-related deaths in LA County, with a 66% rise in meth-related deaths from 2017 to 2019.

Why Meth Deaths Are Increasing

Meth use is becoming more common in LA County.

From 2012 to 2017, the price of meth dropped 31% nationally and its availability is increasing.

Meth is increasingly being found tainted with fentanyl, a highly lethal opioid, significantly increasing overdose risk.

Kim, T. (2020, March 3). Methamphetamine Los Angeles County. LiveStories.

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