Increases in Methamphetamine Injection among Treatment Admissions in the U.S

Original research
by
Jones, Christopher M. et al

Release Date

2022

Geography

USA

Language of Resource

English

Full Text Available

No

Open Access / OK to Reproduce

No

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Objective

Prior research indicates rising methamphetamine use and harms in the U.S., potentially related to increases in methamphetamine injection. To date, research on trends and correlates of methamphetamine injection is limited.

Findings/Key points

Findings lend further evidence to a resurgence of methamphetamine use that is intertwined with the ongoing opioid crisis in the U.S. Efforts to expand evidence-based prevention, treatment, and response efforts, particularly to populations at highest risk, are urgently needed.

Design/methods

Data are from the Treatment Episode Data Set.

Keywords

Stimulants
Injecting tablets
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