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Signals Alert: Alcohol

Millennium Health Signals Alert™ Shows Pandemic-Era Increases in Alcohol Use Persist Among At-Risk Patients

Urine drug testing data reveal alarming, sustained increases in alcohol use among those with alcohol use disorder; may push higher as summer peak approaches

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 21, 2024 – Alcohol use increased across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic but a new Millennium Health Signals Alert™ shows that it increased most dramatically among those with alcohol use disorder (AUD) and has remained elevated; up more than 20% nationally since 2019. Read More

Methamphetamine Use in Arizona

Methamphetamine Use in Arizona Reaches All-Time High in People Who Use Fentanyl, Adding Fuel to the Fentanyl Crisis

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 3, 2024 – Coming off the heels of the recent $850 million in funding secured to prevent fentanyl from entering Arizona as the state continues to grapple with this ongoing crisis, a dangerous trend in the co-use of methamphetamine has emerged that may significantly impact an already challenging situation. Read More

Methamphetamine Use in California

Methamphetamine Use in California Reaches All-Time High in People Who Use Fentanyl, Adding Fuel to the Fentanyl Crisis

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 20, 2024 – In 2023, a record 62,224 pounds of fentanyl were seized in California, an increase of 1,066% since 2021 – enough fentanyl to potentially kill the global population nearly twice over1.Read More

Methamphetamine Use in Washington

Methamphetamine Use in Washington Reaches All-Time High in People Who Use Fentanyl, Adding Fuel to the Fentanyl Crisis

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 13, 2024 – While the state of Washington grapples with its ongoing fentanyl crisis, a dangerous trend in the co-use of methamphetamine has emerged that may significantly impact an already challenging situation.Read More

Signals Report Volume 6

Methamphetamine Use Reaches All-Time High in People Who Use Fentanyl with No Signs of Slowing, Adding Fuel to U.S. Fentanyl Crisis

Millennium Health Signals Report™ illustrates changing nature of polysubstance use

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – February 21, 2024 – According to Millennium Health’s Signals Report, a staggering 60% of specimens in 2023 from patients who have used fentanyl also contained methamphetamine, an increase of 875% since 2015.Read More

Millennium Health in the News

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – February 20, 2024In our efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of fentanyl and other illicit drugs, we regularly work with the media to share information nationally and within our local communities. Read More

Signals Alert: Carfentanil

Millennium Health Signals Alert™ Shows Reemergence of Deadly Carfentanil

Carfentanil detections in urine drug tests have increased from coast to coast in 2023 and may exacerbate the nation’s overdose crisis

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – November 2, 2023 – Carfentanil is one of the most potent fentanyl analogues known; 100 times more potent than fentanyl and 10,000 times more potent than morphine.Read More

Signals Report: Xylazine

Xylazine Has Spread to Every Region of the Country, Millennium Health Signals Report™ Shows

Xylazine, fentanyl and other potentially lethal substances frequently found together, report from more than 160,000 urine drug tests demonstrates

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 14, 2023 – According to the Millennium Health Signals Report released today, the powerful, veterinary tranquilizer xylazine—also known as “tranq”—was detected in urine drug tests from every region of the country, with the highest rates in the Eastern U.S. This analysis of the nationwide spread of xylazine is the most current and substantiative to date since xylazine use rose to prominence.Read More

Signals Alert: Parafluorofentanyl

Millennium Health Signals AlertIdentifies Surge of Parafluorofentanyl in the Western U.S.

Clinicians and public health officials in the West should maintain awareness of parafluorofentanyl use in their communities

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 11, 2023 – According to an analysis of over 90,000 urine drug test results, use of the potent fentanyl analogue, parafluorofentanyl, has increased dramatically in the Western U.S.Read More