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NCJ Number: 211420 Find in a Library
Title: Methamphetamine Use, Abuse, and Dependence 2002, 2003, and 2004
Corporate Author: SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
United States of America
Date Published: September 16, 2005
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
Rockville, MD 20857
Sale Source: SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents trend statistics on the prevalence of methamphetamine use.
Abstract: According to data from the 2002, 2003, and 2004 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the prevalence of methamphetamine use remained stable between 2002 and 2004. However, the number of methamphetamine users who met criteria for drug dependence or abuse increased from 164,000 past month methamphetamine users in 2002 to 346,000 past month methamphetamine users in 2004. The prevalence of methamphetamine use by demographic group is presented, along with data depicting the prevalence of methamphetamine use by State and county type. The NSDUH dataset includes the survey responses of a national sample of persons aged 12 years and older who answered questions regarding their use of illicit drugs. Figures, endnotes
Main Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug use
Index Term(s): Drug dependence; Drug statistics; Surveys
Note: NSDUH Report, September 2005; downloaded September 27, 2005.
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