Prevalence of Nonmedical Methamphetamine Use in US

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"In 2016, approximately 667,000 people aged 12 or older were current users of methamphetamine, which rounds to the estimate of 0.7 million people shown in Figure 15. This number represents 0.2 percent of the population aged 12 or older (Figure 26). About 9,000 adolescents aged 12 to 17 were current methamphetamine users. This number corresponds to less than 0.1 percent of adolescents being current methamphetamine users. There were about 65,000 young adults aged 18 to 25 who used methamphetamine in the past month, which corresponds to about 0.2 percent of young adults. An estimated 594,000 adults aged 26 or older used methamphetamine, which represents 0.3 percent of this age group."


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2017). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. SMA 17-5044, NSDUH Series H-52). Rockville, MD: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, p. 20. Retrieved from

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