America’s Other Drug Crisis: New Efforts To Fight A Surge In Meth

America’s Other Drug Crisis: New Efforts To Fight A Surge In Meth
America’s Other Drug Crisis: New Efforts To Fight A Surge In Meth

America’s Other Drug Crisis: New Efforts To Fight A Surge In Meth

Meth-related overdoses have tripled in recent years. In the west, 70 percent of police departments identify meth as their biggest problem. Now one state — California — is on the brink of implementing a major new treatment program that would pay drug users to stay clean. KQED‘s April Dembosky reports.

The meth surge has hit some Black and Native American communities the hardest. NPR’s addiction correspondent Brian Mann has this look at what kind of help people in those communities say they need.

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