Face of heroin addiction now young, white and suburban

May 29, 2014 1:34 PM

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Face of heroin addiction now young, white and suburban

Once thought to be a problem primarily affecting urban teens living in impoverished areas, heroin abuse now more commonly affects middle-class suburban white people in their early 20s, Health Day News reported.

In a study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers surveyed 2,800 people undergoing treatment for heroin abuse in the United States. People who reported first using heroin in the 1960s said it was the first drug they abused, but around 75 percent of the people who began abusing heroin after 2000 r...

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