Special Populations

Meth UserWomen and Meth
Women use methamphetamine at rates equal to men. Use of other major illicit drugs is characterized by ratios of 3:1 for men to women (heroin) or 2:1 (cocaine). (click for more)

Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
In the United States, methamphetamine use is a significant problem among urban men who have sex with men (MSM). Methamphetamine use is significantly associated with high-risk sexual behaviors, which has resulted in high rates of HIV prevalence within many MSM populations. (article cont’d)

Meth has become a growing problem among youth 25 years and younger, particularly within the Western U.S. as witnessed by criminal justice, health care, and treatment data. (click to continue)