Meth Addiction - Methadone or Methamphetamine?

The specific phrase “meth addiction” was typed into search engines 48,085 times over a one-year period. But are people looking for information about methamphetamine/crystal meth abuse or methadone addiction? Dynamic new search frequency research sheds light on this question and other issues related to addictions research.

The statistics on this page have been generated by innovative technology that tracks specific phrases and words typed into search engines. It seems that when “meth addiction” is queried, information about methamphetamine or crystal meth addiction is posted most often. A significant number of inquiries, however, indicate that “methadone addiction” is also a frequent inquiry.

Crystal Meth Addiction - A Growing Concern

The number of annual searches for “crystal meth”, 14,013, and “crystal meth addiction”, 12,173, add credence to concern about this highly addictive stimulant. Similar to other substance abuse inquiries, people are often looking for information about “addiction treatment” (3,356 occurrences annually), and “addiction symptoms” (3,333), in relation to meth addiction.

Other interesting findings uncover variances in spelling, such as 1,278 specific searches for “meth amphetamine addiction” (typed as two words). Even misspelled words like “symptons” appear in the tally 110 times (see Graph 2).

Meth Addiction - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  50,000
meth addiction    48085
crystal meth    14013
crystal meth addiction    12173
methadone addiction    11752
methamphetamine addiction    9766
addiction treatment    3356
addiction symptoms    3333
meth addictions    2997
meth addiction symptoms    2602
methamphetamine addiction treatment    1536
meth amphetamine    1278
amphetamine addiction    1278
meth amphetamine addiction    1278
methadone addiction treatment    1154
addiction to methamphetamine    1103
crystal meth addictions    733
methamphetamine addiction symptoms    731
statistics of meth    657
signs of meth    609
signs of meth addiction    609
addiction signs    600
meth addiction signs    595
treatment for meth addiction    558
treatment for meth    558
fergie meth addiction    552
fergie meth    552
meth addiction treatment    551
meth addictive    454
symptoms of addiction    443
addiction to crystal meth    441
0 50,000

Methadone Addiction - An Entirely Separate Issue

Methadone is a synthetic narcotic used in the treatment of opiate addiction. Not only is it prescribed for opiate withdrawal, recovering addicts can remain on methadone indefinitely to treat an opiate addiction. As a powerful narcotic, methadone itself can be an abused substance. With 11,752 online searches per year, methadone addiction is clearly an issue of concern.

Meth Addiction - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in meth addiction searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 meth addiction exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  76,000
addiction    73784
meth    53921
crystal    14035
methadone    12257
methamphetamine    11203
treatment    4520
symptoms    4101
addictions    3023
signs    1304
amphetamine    1278
statistics    776
oregon    737
state    732
drug    726
addictive    566
fergie    558
rehab    470
help    408
heroin    399
cocaine    347
how    347
as    330
get    232
rid    220
recovery    202
relapse    164
from    152
pictures    151
life    138
alcohol    125
stories    122
after    117
physical    113
physiological    112
inpatient    110
dakota    110
symptons    110
avoiding    110
pregnant    110
expectancy    110
experimental    110
south    110
withdrawal    82
free    77
dealing    74
successful    73
counseling    58
properties    56
county    56
snohomish    55
medicaid    49
centers    49
minnesota    49
overcoming    48
family    45
beating    43
pregnancy    41
what    39
young    36
chrystal    36
symptomes    36
women    36
chances    36
poster    36
rate    32
real    31
hospice    28
versus    28
texas    25
why    25
beaumont    24
rates    21
children    21
success    21
methamphetamines    19
protocols    18
opiate    17
body    16
treat    14
sores    14
open    14
home    13
images    13
mississippi    12
medication    12
term    11
abuse    11
vicodin    10
recovering    10
coke    10
long    10
highly    10
deal    9
families    9
levels    9
withdrawl    9
give    9
clinical    8
poems    8
effective    8
bipolar    8
0 76,000

A Montreal Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center Spearheads Addictions Research

USDR, a renowned drug and alcohol rehab center near Montreal, Quebec, Canada has spearheaded the addictions research data presented on this page. It is hoped that these statistics contribute to the development and enhancement of addictions treatment and detox programs and resources. Tracking online trends helps to ensure the physical and psychological needs of addicts and their loved ones are being fulfilled.

Meth Addiction - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 10  410
heroin addiction    392
addiction help    384
meth addiction help    384
crystal meth addictive    367
drug rehab    343
treatment for heroin addiction    330
treatment for heroin    330
methamphetamine addiction and symptoms    292
drug addiction    269
addiction to meth    243
drug addiction to meth    229
rehab for meth    220
cocaine and methamphetamine addiction    219
meth addiction relapse    164
addiction relapse    164
addiction crystal meth    140
rehab alcohol    123
treatment addiction    123
alcohol treatment    123
physiological addiction    111
experimental drug    110
methamphetamine physical    110
methamphetamine physical addiction    110
meth addiction and symptons    110
inpatient drug rehab    110
methamphetamine physiological addiction    110
physical addiction    110
meth addiction pregnant    110
addiction pregnant    110
after crystal meth    110
crystal meth addiction treatment    97
methadone treatment    80
addiction rehab    78
addiction treatment crystal meth    75
meth addiction rehab    75
withdrawal from meth    73
free meth addiction treatment    73
withdrawal from meth addiction    73
statistics for meth addiction    73
methamphetamine addiction treatment successful    73
stories of meth addiction    73
signs of crystal meth    73
how is meth addictive    73
snohomish county meth addiction    55
methadone addiction treatment medicaid    49
addiction treatment methamphetamine recovery    36
meth addiction pregnancy    36
methamphetamine recovery    36
addiction family    36
beating meth addiction    36
treatment meth addiction    36
meth addiction family    36
beating meth    36
chrystal methamphetamine    36
methamphetamine addiction poster    36
chrystal methamphetamine addiction    36
symptomes crystal meth addiction    36
overcoming meth addiction    34
addiction recovery    31
meth addiction recovery    24
crystal methamphetamine    20
methamphetamine addictions    19
meth addiction pictures    18
success rates meth addiction    18
protocols treatment methamphetamine addiction    18
meth drug    18
meth drug addiction    18
symptoms of meth addiction    17
opiate addiction    17
symptoms of meth    17
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