Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report

April 23, 2015 11:00 AM

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THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of heroin use in the United States have stabilized but are still high, federal officials reported Thursday.

In 2013, about 681,000 Americans aged 12 and older said they had used heroin in the past year. That number has remained steady since 2009, but it is still much higher than between 2002 and 2008, when the numbers ranged from 314,000 to 455,000, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admi...

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