Get 15% Off on Memorial Day Sitewide Sale Get 15% Off on Memorial Day Sitewide Sale

ADVERTISEMENT

Heroin Use Surging Among Women and Middle-Class Americans Who Fell into the Prescription Painkiller Trap

Story at-a-glance -

  • Lethal heroin overdoses nearly quadrupled between 2000 and 2013 in the US
  • The largest increases are seen in groups that have had historically low rates of heroin use but high rates of painkiller use, namely women, the privately insured, and those in higher income brackets
  • Women tend to become dependent on drugs more rapidly than men. Women also tend to have a harder time quitting, and are more susceptible than men to relapse

By Dr. Mercola

A joint report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reveals lethal heroin overdoses nearly quadrupled between 2000 and 2013.


Read the Full Article for Free!
Subscribe to the #1 Natural Health Newsletter
  • Unlock censored health information that Google doesn't want you to read
  • Keep your privacy secure — We are no longer active on Facebook and will soon be blocking our content from Google search to ensure your privacy stays protected
  • Get access to all of Dr. Mercola's health articles, E-books and special reports

Existing Subscribers: Enter your email address for instant access

You can unsubscribe at any time and I guarantee the privacy of your email. View our privacy policy