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Co-use of opioids, methamphetamine on rise in rural Oregon

Key clinical point: Tailored treatment is needed for patients who use both methamphetamine and opioids.

Major finding: Ninety-six percent of surveyed adults who used an opioid in the past month had also used methamphetamine.

Study details: The findings are based on a 2018-2019 survey of 144 adults who used opioids in the past month and lived in Lane or Douglas counties in Oregon.

Disclosures: The National Institute on Drug Abuse funded the research. The authors had no conflicts of interest.