- Methamphetamine was reported as the primary substance for 2.9 percent of TEDS
admissions (Table 3.2). This percentage is an underestimate because methamphetamine
was reported as 'Other stimulants' by Arkansas, Connecticut, Oregon, and Texas.
- Methamphetamine admissions were predominantly white (81%), followed by
Mexican-Americans at 8 percent. Females made up 47 percent of stimulant admissions
(Table 3.1). Methamphetamine admissions peaked at age 25-34 for both males and
females (Table 3.3).
Figure 15. Methamphetamine
Admissions by Sex, Age, and Race/Ethnicity: 1996
- Methamphetamine was most frequently inhaled (42 percent of methamphetamine
admissions), but was injected by 26 percent and smoked by 26 percent (Table 3.5).
- Seventy-six percent of methamphetamine admissions reported use of other drugs as well.
Use of alcohol and marijuana/hashish were each reported by 47 percent of
methamphetamine admissions (Table 3.8).