The average age of a crystal meth user in Germany is 20, according to a study commissioned by the Health Ministry. Most of the crystal meth abusers first tried the drug between the ages of 16 to 20.
Half of the people interviewed in the survey stated that they took crystal meth to deal with job stress or school stress. (Additional facts about crystal meth users.)
Statistics from criminal justice departments across the country showed that 2,556 people were classified as new meth users in Germany in 2012. The number of new meth users was up by 51 percent from the previous year.
Source: “Children, 11, taking crystal meth,” The Local, March 12, 2014.