Everyone who uses methamphetamines could potentially become physically dependent and addicted to them. Although there is no “typical” description of a methamphetamine user, clinicians have noted that there are a few characteristics that a person with this substance abuse problem may have. For example, one recent trend is that methamphetamines are increasingly being abused by young Caucasians.
People in their teens and early 20s appear to be more likely to abuse methamphetamines because these drugs are more easily accessible to them and they provide a longer high as compared to cocaine. There appears to be no significant trend toward an increase in abuse with one particular gender. However, it has been noted that rural users of methamphetamines are more likely to be heterosexual, working class young adults.
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