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How Many People Die From Methamphetamine Usage?

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Lots of people die a year it is last I saw 25,000 a year indirectly die from it it also has 85% of its user homeless it is one of the hardest drugs to get off  of ,if some people ever do get off they have no teeth and look 10 to15 years older then  they are It is a very very bad home made drug
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Where can I find the actual death numbers of people who use methamphetamine?
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Julii Brainard answered
Not that many in Britain -- yet.

Actually, not that many people have died directly from just crystal meth use in the USA, either. Most of the people dying in meth-related incidents also used other drugs, making it hard to disentangle how much to blame just on the meth. So it's really hard to get the stats you're after.

That's as much as an objective answer as I can give, rest is rather more subjective.

There are several former crystal meth addicts in my extended family, including identical twins. Although he hasn't used for years, Twin One is still badly brain damaged and locked into "brain-induced psychosis" -- another way of saying schizophrenia. He also has hepatitis C which will eventually kill him, because of the nasty life his addiciton lead him into (male prostitution included).

Neither twin showed signs of schizophrenia before crystal meth. Twin Two used Crystal, but luckily a lot less, isn't schizophrenic..

I have spoken to a deputy in San Diego jails who says that the Crystal Meth inmate addicts are a distinct group of lost causes. San Diego was the Crystal Meth capital of the USA for decades and it's a horrible scourge in the region, destroying people, families and lives, irrevocably.

I can't begin to understand why anybody would risk going near the stuff. Death would be a relatively easy outcome, compared to the usual damage it does.
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If you search for how many people will die each year in the United States  from  cigarettes,  prescription drug overdoses , alcohol and cocaine .  You will find the data that you are looking for . If you search methamphetamine you get no clear answers .  I wonder why that is ?
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Around 16 in 1000000 more or less ..
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Wow- there are some very naive people out there.  People do drugs (typically) because they are missing something in their lives.  It could be as simple as low self esteem.  They could have had a parent who told them they were bad on a continual basis.  When you hear something enough, you begin to believe it.  So, if something came along that would make you forget all the hurts, make you feel wonderful, invincible, intelligent and full of energy-and add take away all the guilt of using-why WOULDN'T someone want to use it?  They do not take it to "see how they will feel"-  they already know beforehand that they will feel great.   Do not get me wrong here-  I am in no way promoting meth use- I am only trying to explain why someone would use it.  As for myself, I think that it is a horrible scourge.  Personally, I have never used meth, but I am a recovering alcoholic and I have seen and talked to addicts in recovery.  It is horrible and will rot the body as well as the brain and soul.  I always thought that the slogan "just say no to drugs" was so stupid because I think if a person is at risk (like me) that they will just want to do it more -
As far as our government banning it, it is already illegal and it is not as if you can get it at the corner store.  The ingredients are fairly accessible and are combined in illegal -dangerous- labs.   The ingredients cannot be individually banned because of their other-legal and useful-purposes.
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I really don't know sorry and aniways I agree that all this is nonsense people need to not do these drugs because all they do is harm themselves and those hoo care bout them in my opinion I agree that the govt, should do something about this but either way its not like itll stop it just slow it down a little just because its in writing dusnt mean people give a dam flab bit about its consequences...all I know is tha meth is the one drug that can be made out of a mixture of home cleaning items and that they give people a give high than any other drug out there.....and don't judge y I no this.....I no this because I went to school,health teaches you this stuff maybe at first your like y dus it matter but wen it affects one of the people you lov it all changes nd you feel your world is ending...even so  don't try to join them it onli falsifies the pain disapearing but its always their unless you take action that counts...see a help doctor just don't do any drug even if your buds are like oh its so sweeeeeeeeet and relaxing its all bull...not even if they tell you crap like oh what a baby nd ****** and****** you no you fill in da blanks ive been called things like this 4 not tryin it....I call myself smart and better becas I didnt fall 4 the stupidity
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I really don't understand why people would use horrible drugs they are really bad for you.
People die from this and it is really sad to see other people's loved ones pass away because they were stupid enough to even do this stuff. Really they need help and we have to help them!
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I don't know why people would do such a thing just to see how it would feel. And that makes me feel really bad because there hurting thier own loved ones by killing themselfs with this drug I say that we should go to the governeent about this and ask them to ban crystal meth for all of the deaths that occur

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