Community Epidemiology Working Group Indicators Show Rise of Methamphetamine Use in the US
"Increases in methamphetamine indicators reported in 2012 continued into 2013. These increases reversed a mostly declining trend since 2007. All CEWG area representatives reported increasing, stable, or mixed indicators in 2013, compared with 2012. Twelve of 19 CEWG area representatives reported increasing methamphetamine indicators in the 2013 reporting period; these were Atlanta, Cincinnati, Denver/Colorado, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, South Florida/Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, and Texas. Mixed methamphetamine indicators (with some increasing, some decreasing, and some stable) were reported for 2013 by CEWG representatives from Maine and Phoenix. Indicators were low and stable in this reporting period in Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia. Methamphetamine levels continued to be very low relative to other drugs in the Baltimore/Maryland/Washington, DC, area."