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- Heroin use has increased in the United States (as seen in these infographics), even among groups that had lower use rates in the past, according to this month’s Vital Signs.
- People who are addicted to prescription opioid painkillers are 40 times more likely to also be addicted to heroin.
- States play a key role in keeping at-risk people from starting heroin, and in expanding treatment and recovery for those already addicted.