Highly addictive drug Methamphetamine (meth), causes harmful effects

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.


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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (2019). Know the Risks of Meth. Retrieved from

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