Methamphetamine Use in Iowa: Executive Summary, September, 2021

(2021) Methamphetamine Use in Iowa: Executive Summary, September, 2021. Public Health, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)

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Methamphetamine use in Iowa is historically high, rising, and increasing at a faster rate than the region or nation as a whole. Over the past decade, methamphetamine has penetrated new markets in Iowa. It is spreading from rural to urban places, from lower to higher education groups, and from younger to older ages. Methamphetamine use is increasing among Hispanic and Native American populations and also among women, including expecting mothers. Homelessness among people who use methamphetamine (PWUM) is more common now than it was in the past, and is higher in Iowa than regionally or nationally. Methamphetamine represents a growing share of all chemicals identified in Iowa drug seizure lab tests, more than doubling from 21% in 2011 to 44% in 2019. Most seriously, overdose mortality attributable to methamphetamine use in Iowa is on the rise.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Methamphetamine, Public Health
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Public health
Public Safety and consumer protection
ID Code: 43437
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2023 15:09
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2023 15:09