The Next Big Thing? Methamphetamine in the United States

The Next Big Thing? Methamphetamine in the United States

A new study from the Sentencing Project challenges media accounts and the oft-heard prediction that methamphetamine will be at the center of the next drug epidemic in the United States. According to The Next Big Thing? Methamphetamine in the United States (44 pages, PDF), methamphetamine is among the least commonly used drugs, with usage rates flat since 1999 and actually declining over that period among youth. The report concludes with a series of recommendations for evidence-based treatment.