Admissions to treatment for meth abuse rise sharply

March 13, 2006

Admissions to treatment for methamphetamine abuse have increased nationally, moving across the country from west to east. States in the Midwest and South that had few admissions to treatment for methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse in 1993 are now experiencing high rates of admissions.

Admissions to treatment for meth abuse rise sharply

Admissions to treatment for methamphetamine abuse have increased nationally, moving across the country from west to east. States in the Midwest and South that had few admissions to treatment for methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse in 1993 are now experiencing high rates of admissions. Meth/amphetamine admissions have increased nationally from 1993 to 2003, from 13 to 56 admissions per 100,000 population ages 12 and older. The findings are part of a report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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