Heroin Statistics Infographic: America’s Addiction Epidemic
Please feel free to share this Heroin Statistics Infographic provided by The Watershed on your site, at your work/school/community center. And with anyone you think it will benefit. Help us continue to spread the word about the devastating effects of heroin addiction.
Drug addiction does not have to win. Lives can be saved and addiction can be prevented. However, this will take work and education. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with a drug abuse problem.
Most of all call our 24/7 Heroin Addiction Helpline: 800-240-6553. No one should have die from an illness that can be placed into remission with the right treatment.
Whereas and according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), in 2012 about 669,000 Americans reported using heroin in the past year,1 a number that has been on the rise since 2007. This trend appears to be driven largely by young adults aged 18–25 among whom there have been the greatest increases. The number of people using heroin for the first time is unacceptably high, with 156,000 people starting heroin use in 2012. N
early double the number of people in 2006 (90,000). Rather, heroin use has been declining among teens aged 12–17. Past-year heroin use among the Nation’s 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders is at its lowest levels in the history of the Monitoring the Future survey.
At less than 1 percent of those surveyed in all 3 grades from 2005 to 2013
Heroin Statistics Infographic
Tags: heroin addiction, heroin statistics, infographics