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The situation: According to the Office of National Drug
Control Policy, "There has been a growth in the availability
of methamphetamine in the [New Hampshire], particularly in
and around the seacoast area." In addition, the state has
had a mini-eruption of clandestine meth labs with 13 busted
by law enforcement in the past two years -- as many as the
prior five years combined. One area that may be of concern
to the state is the fact that a modestly larger percentage of
high school students than the U.S. average admit to using
meth sometime in their lives.

Meth in New Hampshire

-- New Hampshire high school students who say they have
used methamphetamine at least once during their life:
Source: Centers for Disease Control survey
Year                      2003      2005      2007     2009    
9th grade             4.6%       5.7%     4.0%     3.3%
10th grade            6.3%       4.1%     4.2%     5,6%
11th grade           10.3%      7.0%     4.5%     3.0%
12th grade            9.4%       4.6%     8.7%     5.6%


-- Clandestine meth lab busts in New Hampshire since 2004
Year                 2004     2005    2006     2007     2008     2009    2010
Lab busts           2          6          2          2          1           7         6
Source: El Paso Intelligence Center


-- Number of people admitted to drug treatment for amphetamine-related addictions and the percentage of all admissions that were related to amphetamines (mostly meth).
Year                  2005     2006     2007     2008     2009    2010
Number             56         75        53          51        45       35
Percentage       1.1%     1.2%    0.9%      0.8%    0.7%    0.7%
(Note: the national average percentage of meth admissions is 6.3%)
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


-- Seizures of methamphetamine in New Hampshire by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Seizure amounts are in kilograms (note: 1 kg. = 2.2 lbs.):
Year                 2005     2006     2007     2008     2009    2010
Seizures           0          0.1        0,2        0          0          0  
Source: Drug Enforcement Administration


Speaking of meth

"This is not TV. This is not the movies. This is the real deal. This is what methamphetamine does."
Franklin Police Chief David Goldstein on a fire that ignited as police were raiding a meth lab
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If you have comments or information to add, please e-mail the National Meth Center
High school meth use
Percentage of students who said they used meth at least once:
- U.S. average
- New Hampshire
4.4%
5.6%
4.1%
4.7%
2007                      2009
Source: Centers for Disease Control survey