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Digital Press Kits 2015

Heroin EpidemicHeroin Epidemic

JULY 7, 2015

More people at risk and more drugs abused
Most demographic groups are increasingly using heroin and other drugs. During the past decade, heroin use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels, with some of the greatest increases occurring in demographic groups that have had historically lower rates of heroin use, according to a new Vital Signs report.

Cost of Injury in the U.S. in 2013 was $671 BillionInjuries Cost the U.S. $671 Billion in 2013

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

In 2013 in the United States, injuries, including all causes of unintentional and violence-related injuries combined, accounted for 59% of all deaths among persons ages 1–44 years of age—that is more deaths than non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases combined.