Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

CCENDU Bulletin: An Update on Stimulant Use and Related Harms in Canada and the United States

This bulletin summarizes the most recent updates on stimulant use and related harms in Canada and the United States. Revisiting indicators from the 2019 CCENDU Bulletin Changes in Stimulant Use and Related Harms: Focus on Methamphetamine and Cocaine, this update explores whether previously reported trends have continued or changed. Highlights include changes in methamphetamine manufacturing and that polysubstance use has increased significantly, with a high proportion of substance-related deaths involving some combination of opioids, stimulants and benzodiazepines.

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