(CNN) – Fentanyl remains the deadliest drug in the United States, but in some areas of the country, meth is killing more people.
These new statistics were released in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nearly 39 percent of all drug overdose deaths were from fentanyl in 2017. That’s a 10 percent increase from 2016.
Heroin was the second leader of fatal drug overdoses.
Research shows meth had a greater impact on the western half of the country, while more people overdosed and died on fentanyl in the east.