meth meth
Stories About

meth

The number of overdoses that involve both fentanyl and stimulants like cocaine and meth is growing fast. One way people who use drugs can protect themselves is by using test strips to check for the presence of fentanyl in other drugs. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Mark Lennihan/AP

Fentanyl mixed with cocaine or meth is driving the '4th wave' of the overdose crisis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1199396794/1199429534" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

McArthur, the county seat of Vinton County, Ohio, shown on April. 3, 2018. The county prosecutor says the pandemic has put additional strain on children who have parents addicted to drugs. Andrew Spear/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Spear/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Ohio County Prosecutor: Pandemic Puts More Stress On Families Dealing With Addiction

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/847407465/847732072" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Melinda McDowell sought treatment for her addiction to meth. She started taking the medication naltrexone and has been sober for more than a year now. Andrea Dukakis/CPR News hide caption

toggle caption
Andrea Dukakis/CPR News

Main Street in McArthur in Vinton County, Ohio. Though the opioid crisis endures in Ohio, the problem is now compounded by the resurgence of methamphetamine addiction. Arezou Rezvani/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Arezou Rezvani/NPR

Teachers See the Effects of the Opioid Crisis On Children

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/619929939/621587361" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Charmayne Healy (left) and Miranda Kirk (right), co-founders of the Aaniiih Nakoda Anti-Drug Movement, have helped Melinda Healy (center) with their peer-support programs. Nora Saks/MTPR hide caption

toggle caption
Nora Saks/MTPR

2 Sisters Try To Tackle Drug Use At A Montana Indian Reservation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/529112467/531444486" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Police released a photo of bra inserts that were found to contain about 50 gallons of liquid methamphetamine. Australian authorities say they've arrested four people over the illegal drug shipments. Australian Federal Police hide caption

toggle caption
Australian Federal Police

Donetta Held unloads needles and pipes confiscated from a contaminated meth home. She owns an environmental decontamination company and says meth tests are their most demanded service. Barbara Brosher/WFIU hide caption

toggle caption
Barbara Brosher/WFIU

Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/416452137/419076218" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript