Rural America Threatened by Twin Drug Epidemics: Opioids & Meth

While the opioid epidemic has taken center stage, meth use is sharply rising in states such as Ohio, Wisconsin and Texas.

Law enforcement and health officials in America’s midwestern and southwestern states, whose resources are already taxed by combating the opioid epidemic in their regions, are facing a second and equally deadly drug threat from a resurgence in methamphetamine use.