Mental health crisis or meth?

This article reports challenges faced by police when encountering someone behaving erratically — is it a mental health issue or a substance abuse issue? Officers working in areas currently experiencing a surge in meth abuse may find it difficult to tell which cause is behind a person’s behavior. A particular sticking point is that calm de-escalation techniques are recommended when handling a mental health crisis, but that approach may not work best with someone under the influence of drugs.

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