How much does a meth habit cost per year?

The average methamphetamine user uses 1 -2 grams of meth per day at $100 per gram.

Therefore the average user spends $36,500 –  $73,000 per year on their habit

Other costs include:

  • $687M – Workplace productivity loss
  • $545M – Drug treatment
  • $351M – Additional health care costs among meth users

13 million people in the United States use meth.  The death rate is difficult to calculate as most users die of various complications such as cardiac infections or strokes, but is now estimated to be over 5000 deaths per year.


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