While the opioid epidemic was making headlines, another category of drugs has continuously devastated communities: stimulants. Cocaine is flooding Southern states as production increases to record levels in South America. Meth remains an omnipresent scourge, and students across the country continue to misuse prescription drugs to boost academic performance. Together, these “twin epidemics” are overwhelming law enforcement and treatment providers.
The Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit, launched in 2018, brings together these groups to discuss strategies to prevent stimulant abuse, provide access to treatment, and ensure that stimulants are part of larger societal discussions about addressing drug use.