WPR: The Alchemy of Meth

 
Meth cooks practice late industrial alchemy—transforming base materials, like lithium batteries and camping fuel, into gold

In the early 2000s, the nation saw a surge in meth use followed by a host of challenges facing families, health care providers and law enforcement. With meth use again on the rise, we discuss the drug with an anthropologist who chronicled its toll on one midwestern community.

 

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