Methamphetamines NPR's Renee Montagne talks to drug agents, addicts and experts about methamphetamines. Sometimes dubbed "the poor whites' crack," meth--also called speed or crank--is spreading beyond the biker groups who've used it for years, into schools, trailer parks and other primarily rural settings. Arrests are up, and the higher quality of the new meth is worrisome because its rush seems irresistible and abuse often leads to violent behavior.
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NPR's Renee Montagne talks to drug agents, addicts and experts about methamphetamines. Sometimes dubbed "the poor whites' crack," meth—also called speed or crank—is spreading beyond the biker groups who've used it for years, into schools, trailer parks and other primarily rural settings. Arrests are up, and the higher quality of the new meth is worrisome because its rush seems irresistible and abuse often leads to violent behavior.