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Human Toll Of The Opioid And Meth Crisis

fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills
Associated Press
This photo provided by the U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah and introduced as evidence in a 2019 trial shows fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills collected during an investigation.

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.”


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