Methamphetamine Abuse Facts & Statistics
This report on methamphetamine is written to discourage use, and includes many facts and statistics on harm and abuse in the US.
From the introduction:
Methamphetamine is a very addictive stimulant drug that activates certain systems in the brain. It is chemically related to amphetamine but, at comparable doses, the effects of methamphetamine are much more potent, longer lasting, and more harmful to the central nervous system (CNS).
Street methamphetamine is referred to by many names, such as “speed,” “meth,” and “chalk.” Methamphetamine hydrochloride, clear chunky crystals resembling ice, which can be inhaled by smoking, is referred to as “ice,” “crystal,” “glass,” and “tina.” Methamphetamine is taken orally, intranasally (snorting the powder), by needle injection, or by smoking.
Abusers may become addicted quickly, needing higher doses and more often. At this time, the most effective treatments for methamphetamine addiction are behavioral therapies such as cognitive behavioral and contingency management interventions.
Includes many comprehensive details and facts on methamphetamine such as:
- Extent of use
- Health effects
- Community Initiatives
This report offers a complete overview of methamphetamine use and abuse, including specific statistics relating to the US.