Crystal methamphetamine use has been identified as an issue by community organizations in Middlesex-London. The negative impacts associated with methamphetamine use extend beyond the individual to affect the community. Methamphetamine use appears to be increasing in Middlesex-London and impacting the community to a greater degree than across Ontario. From 2018 to 2020, methamphetamine toxicity death rates in Middlesex-London more than tripled (1). Methamphetamine toxicity death rates in Middlesex-London were significantly higher than rates across Ontario from 2018 to 2020, and the rate reported in Middlesex-London in 2020 was 2.8 times higher than the rate across the rest of Ontario (1). Overall, data included on the methamphetamine dashboard suggest methamphetamine use is increasing in the Middlesex-London community.
Please click the link below to see the impacts of crystal methamphetamine in Middlesex-London. The data included on this dashboard are key in helping to identify trends in methamphetamine use within the Middlesex-London community.
1. Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). Snapshots: Stimulant Harms Snapshot. Toronto, ON: Queen’s Printer for Ontario; 2021 [updated June 6 2021. Available from: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/data-and-analysis/substance-use/st....