Research Report

What is the Scope of Methamphetamine Misuse in the United States?

Research Report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

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According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 1.6 million people (0.6 percent of the population) reported using methamphetamine in the past year, and 774,000 (0.3 percent) reported using it in the past month. The average age of new methamphetamine users in 2016 was 23.3 years old.

NIDA researches the scope of methamphetamine abuse in the United States.

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