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Meth Overdose Deaths In U.S. Quadruple Over 6-Year Span


Members of the Bundeskriminalamt German law enforcement agency (BKA), the Federal Criminal Office, display portions of 2.9 tonnes of recently-confiscated chlorephedrin, one of the main ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine, also called crystal meth, at a press conference on November 13, 2014 in Wiesbaden, Germany.  (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)

Members of the Bundeskriminalamt German law enforcement agency (BKA), the Federal Criminal Office, display portions of 2.9 tonnes of recently-confiscated chlorephedrin, one of the main ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine, also called crystal meth, at a press conference on November 13, 2014 in Wiesbaden, Germany. (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)

Methamphetamine is still a widely used drug in many parts of the United States, and across the country, overdose deaths involving meth have more than quadrupled over a six-year period. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Dr. Andy Mendenhall, chief medical officer for Central City Concern in Portland, Oregon.

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