Status: Target met or exceeded
Most Recent Data:
0.02 percent (2019)
0.03 percent of persons aged 12 years and over reported heroin use initiation in the past 12 months in 2017
Reduce the proportion of persons who initiate heroin use in the past year
Heroin use can lead to opioid use disorder, and heroin overdose deaths have increased in recent years. Because most people who use heroin start by misusing prescription opioids, improving opioid prescribing practices can help prevent people from initiating heroin use.
Topic: Drug and Alcohol Use
Workgroup: Substance Use Workgroup