The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (2019), defines the drug Methamphetamine (Meth) as a dangerously, harmful stimulant that can be smoked, injected, snorted or taken orally. Both short-term effects and long-term risks of meth use are damaging to an individuals health. The Center for Disease Control analyzed the annual number of deaths involving meth between 2011 to 2016 revealing a 258% increase. In 2016, meth use resulted in 6,762 fatalities compared to the 1,887 fatalities in 2011.
Center for Disease Control (2018). Drugs Most Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths, 2011-2016. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr67/nvsr67_09-508.pdf
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (2019). Know the Risks of Meth. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/meth