Number of Methamphetamine Addicts in Thailand

The Government of Thailand estimates that there are up to 1.2 million people in the country who are addicted to methamphetamine.

The number of users contributed to an increase in meth seizures by Thai police. Between October 2011 to March 2012, authorities in Thailand seized 31.3 million methamphetamine pills. The number of pills seized during that time period was 45 percent higher than the 21.6 million meth pills seized the year before.

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Source: ┬áThomas Fuller, “Drug Surge Clouds Myanmar Reform Effort,” New York Times, May 14, 2012.