Methamphetamine Addiction in Victoria, Australia

In 2010 to 2011, the number of people being treated for methamphetamine addiction in Victoria, Australia was reported to be 3,369.

In 2011 to 2013, the number of meth addicts seeking treatment increased to 4,886, an increase of 77 percent.

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The number of ambulance calls related to meth and amphetamines in Victoria also increased. In 2010-2011, there were 282 incidents where ambulances were dispatched for amphetamine-related causes. In 2011-2013, the number of incidents rose to 592.

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Source:  Julia Medew, “Crystal meth probe as addiction grows,” Age, September 16, 2013.