Prevalence of Nonmedical Methamphetamine Use in US

"Among people aged 12 or older in 2019, 0.7 percent (or 2.0 million people) used methamphetamine in the past year (Figure 15 and 2019 DT 7.2). These estimates of past year methamphetamine use in 2019 were higher than those in 2016 and 2017, but they were similar to those in 2015 and 2018.

"Aged 12 to 17
"Among adolescents aged 12 to 17 in 2019, 0.2 percent (or 41,000 people) used methamphetamine in the past year (Figure 15 and 2019 DT 7.5). The percentage of adolescents who used methamphetamine in the past year remained stable between 2015 and 2019.

"Aged 18 to 25
"Among young adults aged 18 to 25 in 2019, 0.8 percent (or 275,000 people) used methamphetamine in the past year (Figure 15 and 2019 DT 7.11). The percentage of young adults who were past year methamphetamine users was stable between 2015 and 2019.

"Aged 26 or Older
"Among adults aged 26 or older, the percentage who were past year methamphetamine users increased from 0.5 percent (or 1.1 million people) in 2016 to 0.8 percent (or 1.7 million people) in 2019 (Figure 15 and 2019 DT 7.14). The percentage of adults in this population in 2019 who used methamphetamine in the past year was higher than the percentages in 2016 and 2017, but it was similar to the percentages in 2015 and 2018."

Source: 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. PEP20-07-01-001, NSDUH Series H-55). Rockville, MD: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/