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Ohio State: Tops the States With the Biggest Heroin Problem in America

In this Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 photograph, a jug of used needles to exchange for new is seen  near, Jim "Woods" Ellis in an industrial area of Camden, N.J., as Ellis describes using the drug, naloxone, often known by the brand name Nacran, to reverse an addict's heroin overdose. Naloxone works most of the time, but national statistics aren’t kept on what happens to people who are revived. Some overdose again soon afterward. Some get treatment and get clean, but limited insurance, high costs and a shortage of spots at treatment centers can be hurdles. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

In this Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 photograph, a jug of used needles to exchange for new is seen near, Jim “Woods” Ellis in an industrial area of Camden, N.J., as Ellis describes using the drug, naloxone, often known by the brand name Nacran, to reverse an addict’s heroin overdose. Naloxone works most of the time, but national statistics aren’t kept on what happens to people who are revived. Some overdose again soon afterward. Some get treatment and get clean, but limited insurance, high costs and a shortage of spots at treatment centers can be hurdles. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NEWSZENTS  The following states in America Ohio, NC, South Dakota, Nebraska Minnesota and Indiana, Oregon, Missouri, Alaska and Kentucky are noted for Heroin abuse

America has been fighting a war on drugs for decades, and the fight continues to this day. The primary target of today? Heroin. No other drug has risen in popularity more. In the past decade, heroin overdoses in the United States have skyrocketed, and the trend is showing no signs of slowing down.

The sheer volume of reported overdoses is staggering. Recent figures show that the demographic group with the largest increase in heroin use has been whites. With this troubling trend in mind, HealthGrove decided to examine the issue at the state level.

Using data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, we identified the 23 states that have seen the largest percentage increase in reported patients admitted to rehab clinics for heroin use from 2002 to 2012.

 

 

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Zents Kunle Sowunmi grew up in a working class environment of Ekotedo Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a bold writer on African and social issues. Fondly called the “The Oracle” on the social media, he said, it is all about speaking and writing the truth; fear is the surrogate for pain; address it when it comes. Zents holds an MBA from the University of Ibadan and several Post Graduate Certifications from United Kingdom and United States of America. He is a widely traveled writer and author of “Before the Journey Became Home”, Ogun State: Policy of manipulation, “President Obama: Hero or Villain of Capitalism?” The Vultures and Vulnerable, his new book "Unequally Yoking" is now on sale on amazon.com.
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