Every state has its problems with drugs, and Missouri is no exception. The state is in a battle with drugs that ruins families and lives. However, Missouri is not facing the same issue that is plaguing many other states. Opioids are not the issue here. Instead, Missouri’s main drug of choice, according to New-Press Now, is meth.
Meth is a serious problem in the state. It causes a range of issues in the community and legal system that you may not see with other drugs, such as opioids. This is due to the nature of the drug.
People manufacture meth, and meth labs are incredibly dangerous. People cook the drug almost anywhere, leading to dangers for the community. An explosion could harm innocent bystanders. You do not have this issue with opioids, so it adds an extra layer of trouble that officials have to deal with.
Lack of resources
Because opioids are a major issue in most other states, many resources target fighting opioid addiction. There is not as much of a focus on meth addiction. This means having to take measured efforts when combating the problem in communities. When someone makes a report about a drug house, officials have to assess the situation to determine the risk level before they can use resources to check it out and make possible arrests.
A unique problem
While everyone else seems to be combating heroin, Missouri is tackling meth. It makes for the need for a different approach and tactics. There is not as much support and assistance available. This makes the drug problem in this state unique. However, that does not mean giving up. There has been a lot of success lately with clearing away meth labs and making communities safer.
There is still a lot of work to do, which requires educating kids and teens about the dangers of using meth and helping to prevent addiction. At the same time, officials continue to work on cleaning up the communities and helping people to stop using the drug.