Heroin Deaths Skyrocket in the Early 2000's

Heroin Deaths Skyrocket in the Early 2000's

Heroin use has always been a serious issue in the United States and across the world, but recent reports show that more people than ever are dying from overdoses.

The number of overdose deaths attributed to heroin nearly quadrupled between 2002 and 2013 (statistics via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/heroin/index.html).

According to the CDC, the demographics with the greatest increase in heroin use between 2002 and 2013 were non-Hispanic white people (114 percent increase), people between the ages of 18 and 25 (109 percent increase), and women (100 percent increase). Almost every demographic saw an increase in heroin use – the only two groups listed that did not see an increase were people between the ages of 12 and 17 (11 percent decrease), and people other than non-Hispanic white people (15 percent decrease).

Heroin addiction continues to claim the lives of people across the United States every single year. If you are ready to take the next step towards recovery, help is right here waiting for you. Speak with a member of our staff at Novus Detox® today by calling us at (855) 464-8550, or fill out our online form to send us a message filling us in on your situation.

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