Blog Post Week 35 2

Heroin Addiction Statistics And Facts!

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When it comes to heroin there are many common misconceptions and surprising facts about this illegal drug. The statistics show that:

  • More than 1 million individuals in the USA could be classified as those who may occasionally use this substance at least once a month, and more than a quarter of a million are classified as dependent or addicted based on their symptoms and behavior.
  • Someone who is addicted will generally ingest anywhere from 150mg up to 250mg on a daily basis, but this is just an average. Some may have a lower tolerance due to shorter use, while those who have been abusing heroin for months or years may require more than the top average just to maintain.
  • Heroin is deadlier than traffic accidents in America, and causes more deaths each year from an overdose of this substance.
  • There is a chronic shortage of substance abuse options for heroin users, although some have found that methadone replacement may work for a time. The problem is that this may just be substituting one drug for another with some individuals, especially if therapy and counseling are also not part of the treatment regimen.
  • Injecting this drug is on the rise, and many addicts die from complications like infections and abscesses in addition to the actual drug use.
  • In the past Florida was one state where large numbers of heroin seizures were performed, and California is also a main trafficking spot. The drug can be found in all 50 states though, and even rural areas with small populations have started to see the effects.



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