In the past the typical methamphetamine user was an adult male with a lower than average income. However, now individuals of all ages and economic status use methamphetamine. Data reported in the National household Survey on Drug Abuse indicate that an estimated 9.6 million U.S. residents aged 12 and older used methamphetamine at least once in their lifetime. The survey also revealed that many teenagers and young adults use methamphetamine-338,000 individuals aged 12 to 17 and 1.5 million individuals aged 18 to 25 used the drug at least once.
Methamphetamine used among high school students is a particular concern. Nearly 7% of high school seniors in the United States used the drug at least once in their lifetime, and nearly 2% used the drug in the past month., according to the University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future Survey.