Heroin Use, Addiction Up Sharply Among US Whites: Study

With an unparalleled epidemic in opioid addiction running rampant across the U.S., a new study shows that whites aged 18 to 44 are also turning to heroin, making this street drug a companion to the opioid problem, according to Reuters. As such, heroin use has risen five-fold and dependence on the drug more than tripled. Whites with lower incomes and education and young adults are the most prominent users, the news agency said. People most at risk of developing painkiller dependence are...

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