Missouri has seen an explosion in the number of meth labs — get it? meth lab explosion? — and that’s led to a corresponding increase in the number of addicts seeking assistance, the Southeast Missourian reports.
According to Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, which oversees the state’s publicly funded substance abuse treatment centers, there were 4,375 admissions through November last year for people seeking treatment for methamphetamine addiction.
In 1993, there were just 146 admissions related to meth use.