Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine

Prevalence of Nonmedical Methamphetamine Use in US

"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.

Environmental Hazards from Methamphetamine Production

Environmental Hazards from Methamphetamine Production: "Illicit production of methamphetamine may involve hazardous materials that are toxic, corrosive, flammable, or explosive. Such materials include anhydrous ammonia, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, red phosphorous, lithium metal, sodium metal, iodine, and toluene. Upon discovery, the hazardous materials contained at clandestine drug laboratory locations are classified and managed as hazardous wastes."

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