According to the Office of National Drug Policy, White House, about 1.3 million people used meth in the year 2002. Moreover, in 2001, 607,000 people used methamphetamine. The University of Arkansas reports that businesses in Benton County were losing an estimated $21 million annually because of meth, mainly due to absenteeism and lost productivity. Methamphetamine is a profoundly addictive drug that seriously affects health, families, businesses, social services, and the environment. Why is meth use on the increase?