Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant drug that carries a high risk of addiction. If you believe you may be struggling with meth use, taking a self-assessment quiz can help you learn whether it’s time to seek help.

This self-guided assessment was created to help you evaluate your level of meth use. It is not intended to replace a proper, clinical diagnosis of meth addiction. You can use your assessment results as a guide to help you:

Review your results with your physician or contact The Recovery Village to speak with a representative about your meth addiction and learn about available treatment options.

Meth Abuse Signs and Symptoms

When someone struggles with meth abuse, they typically display certain signs and symptoms. Some physical and psychological symptoms of meth abuse include:

  • Feeling euphoric
  • Increased alertness and energy
  • Aggression
  • Rapid or rambling speech
  • Large pupils
  • Hallucinations
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Depression as meth wears off

Meth Addiction Statistics

Many people struggle with meth abuse and addiction each year. In the United States:

  • As of 2020, 1.7% of 12th graders have tried meth at some point in their lives. Among those aged 12 to 17, around 0.2% (41,000) have tried the drug as of 2019.
  • In 2019, around 1.7 million adults aged 26 years or older and 275,000 young adults aged 18 to 25 used meth within the last year.
  • The average age of a person first trying meth is 23.3 years old.
  • Around 67% of people who use meth take the drug several times a week or more, and 23% use the drug multiple times each day.

Taking the Quiz

After completing the quiz, tally your answers and use them to determine the severity of your meth use:

  • If you answered yes to two or three questions, you may have a mild stimulant use disorder.
  • If you answered yes to four or five questions, you may have a moderate stimulant use disorder.
  • If you answered yes to six or more questions, you may have a severe stimulant use disorder.

If you’re looking for answers about an alcohol use disorder, this quiz does not contain questions about alcohol abuse — you can take this quiz for alcoholism instead. If you are concerned that a loved one is using illicit drugs, take our quiz: Is My Loved One Addicted To Illicit Drugs?

Please respond “yes” or “no” based on your meth use only. In the past 12 months:

Do you have a persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down your meth use?
Do you have a craving or strong desire or urge to use meth?
Have you failed to fulfill major role obligations at work, home, or school due to your meth misuse?
Have you spent a substantial amount of time obtaining meth, misusing it or recovering from its effects?
Have you felt guilt or remorse about your meth misuse?
Has your meth misuse led to financial issues?
Has your meth misuse led to legal problems?
Have you been able to get through the week without meth?
Has a friend or family member expressed concern about your meth misuse?
Have you reduced or given up your important social, occupational or recreational engagements due to your meth misuse?
Have you developed a tolerance to meth, in other words, you need to take increased amounts of meth over time to feel the same effects?
Have you experienced meth withdrawal symptoms, or taken meth to avoid withdrawal symptoms?

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