Number of Americans who used methamphetamine in their lifetime 2009-2022

Number of people in the U.S. who used methamphetamine in their lifetime from 2009 to 2022

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Release date

November 2023


North America, United States

Survey time period

2009 to 2022

Number of respondents

71,369 respondents

Age group

12 years and older

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

*Due to methodological changes in 2021 and 2022, caution should be used when comparing figures for 2021 and 2022 with previous years. Please see source for further information on methodology.
Figures from 2015 to 2020 were taken from the previous year's report.
Figures from 2009 to 2013 were taken from the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.
Figures for 2014 are not comparable due to methodological changes.

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