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Fewer New Heroin Users in 2017 but Big Jump in Pot
Fewer New Heroin Users in 2017 but Big Jump in Pot

The number of new heroin users across the nation in 2017 dropped to less than half those in 2016, says SAMHSA's 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). There were 81,000 new heroin users in 2017, says the report, compared to 170,000 new users in 2016. However, ...

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