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Meth Abuse Drove Huge Surge in Heart Failure Crises in California

Published in HealthDay

Dr. Joseph Garbely spoke with HealthDay about a study showing a correlation between an increase in cardiac deaths and methamphetamine use.

Additionally, he discussed the impact of the pandemic on addiction and mental health disorders. To read the article in HealthDay, click Meth Abuse Drove Huge Surge in Heart Failure Crises in California.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has two hidden epidemics: substance use disorder including meth use out West, and mental health disorders. These two epidemics are hidden by pandemic, and isolation is the fuel that has increased them."

Dr. Joseph Garbely
Source: HealthDay


Dr. Joseph Garbely

Dr. Joseph Garbely, D.O., DFASAM

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