The opioid painkiller drugs got the lion's share of attention from law enforcement and media in recent years. But methamphetamine continues to be a challenge, growing in use in the region as opioids and similar drugs got harder to obtain.
The situation is not just local; a Canadian paramedic who answered many calls to assist meth users ended up making a documentary film showing the ravages of the drug upon its users and society. Rodney Bodner, who lives in Manitoba, made "Methamphetamine: Community Under Siege."
We get Rodney on the phone to talk about his work in the ambulance and in the film.