Addiction Help for the Typical Methamphetamine User
Mothers, brothers, friends or neighbors need addiction help because of meth abuse.
You can’t put meth users into categories, there is no typical methamphetamine user – they come in all size, shapes, backgrounds and ages.
In Idaho children as young as 10 have used meth. And by age 18, 15% of the population has tried it. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration the average age of first use is 22, but in Idaho it is younger. I would guess the same is true in Nevada, Arizona and many other places. People are being introduced to drugs at a younger and younger age because of dangerous prescription drugs, and then moving on to street drugs, it’s unlikely that the majority of kids first try meth at 22.
There are at least 12 million methamphetamine users in the U.S. – that 5% of the population, and they all need addiction help. Methamphetamine is difficult to withdraw from and the addiction treatment can take a long time.
If you or someone you know has a problem with methamphetamine, get them the addiction help services they need.