Methamphetamine first appeared in Oregon in the early ’80s. Since that time, meth has become an epidemic — ravaging Oregon and spreading rapidly across America. In 2006, OPB teamed up with FRONTLINE and The Oregonian to produce a series of TV, radio and online programs to help our community find solutions to this difficult problem.
A year later, OPB is updating its look at the meth problem in Oregon with "METH: THE OREGON FRONT 2007," a new half-hour program hosted by Colin Fogarty.
ON OPB TV
Produced by OPB for FRONTLINE, this program investigates America’s addiction to meth and exposes the inherent conflict between the illegal drug trade and the legitimate three-billion-dollar cold remedy business.
Immediately following the rebroadcast of FRONTLINE, Host Colin Fogarty will update his examination of the local angle on the meth epidemic with three of the Oregonians profiled in the FRONTLINE report. They will discuss recent efforts to fight meth and the current state of the epidemic in Oregon.
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ON OPB RADIO
Get a personal perspective on the impact of meth in our communities. Listen to OPB Radio's series of commentaries from people living and working on the front lines of the meth epidemic.
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ON THE WEB
- Talk Back — Have you noticed a change in your community? Tell us what you think.
- Read personal essays on Oregon’s meth epidemic from four local experts.
- For Teachers: Find lesson plans related to the program at the FRONTLINE Web site.
- Find links to additional information and resources about the meth epidemic.