A report says the number of Ohio drug overdose deaths involving meth or other stimulants soared last year.
Orman Hall is an Ohio University researcher and a former head of the state's addiction services agency. He says that while opioids are deadlier, meth addiction in Ohio is increasing dramatically.
The Plain Dealer reports that the number of Ohioans who died from unintentional overdoses involving meth or other psychostimulants jumped from 9 in 2010 to 517 last year.
Hall says nearly eight in 10 of those deaths also involved opioids.