Now that deaths because of opioids are plateauing in America, another reborn epidemic is poisoning the country’s drug users.

It’s polydrug use – the mixing of substances that catalyze each other in a spectrum of deadly cocktails.

According to USA Today, a new super-potent form of methamphetamine, dubbed Meth 2.0, is sweeping across America. The newspaper claims Meth 2.0 is behind a steep rise in methamphetamine use that has led to a sharp increase in fatalities. The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that overdose deaths involving methamphetamine have recently spiked by twenty-two percent.

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