Methamphetamine Abuse in New Jersey
Methamphetamine is the most available and widely used clandestinely manufactured drug in the Southern New Jersey area.
Traditionally, methamphetamine production has been associated with Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, independent chemists, and Traditional Organized Crime. Filipino traffickers are also importing large amounts of methamphetamine from Mexico and the Philippines. (1)
Methamphetamine Use among High School Students:
2.3% of students reported using methamphetamine one or more times during their life. (2)
In 2008 there were 18 meth-related arrests; 5.4% of all drug cases in NJ. (1)
There was 0.3 kg of methamphetamine seized in 2010. (3)
There were 0 lab incidents in 2010. (4)
There were 0 children endangered by meth labs in 2010. (5)
Treatment Admissions for Methamphetamine Abuse: (6)
240 treatment admissions for methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse in 2010;
0.3% of all drug abuse treatment admissions.
For additional percentages giving the breakdown of age at admission, race, ethnicity, and sex please Click Here
No known state legislation related to methamphetamine at this time.
1. ONDCP: State of New Jersey: Profile of Drug Indicators. http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/statelocal/nj/nj.pdf
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Youth Online: High School YRBS. Available: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/YouthOnline/App/Default.aspx
3. National Meth Center; State Resources. Available: http://www.nationalmethcenter.org/STATES.html
4. Total of All Meth Clandestine Laboratory Incidents Including Labs, Dumpsite, Chem/Glass/Equipment. Available: http://www.justice.gov/dea/concern/meth_lab_maps/2010.jpg
5. MethResources.gov; State Resources. Available: http://www.methresources.gov/Index.html
6. Treatment Admissions Data. Available: http://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/webt/tedsweb/tab_year.choose_year_web_table?t_state=NJ