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.