Methamphetamine has an average half-life of 10 hours, meaning it takes 10 hours for half the drug to exit the system. Metabolites may show up in drug tests for days after use. Different drug tests have varying detection times, with the shortest time for urine tests and longer times for hair tests.
People who use methamphetamine can face risks, including stimulant overdose or overamping. Learn more about how drug decriminalization and investing in health, harm reduction services, overdose prevention centers, and safer supply can keep people safer.