03 August 2015

MMWR Vol. 64 / Early Release
MMWR Early Release 
Vol. 64, Early Release 
July 7, 2015

In this report

Vital Signs: Demographic and Substance Use Trends Among Heroin Users — United States, 2002–2013 
Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, Joseph Logan, PhD, R. Matthew Gladden, PhD, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015;64(Early Release):1-7

Heroin use and overdose deaths have increased significantly in the United States. Assessing trends in heroin use among demographic and particular substance-using groups can inform prevention efforts. FDA and CDC analyzed data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and National Vital Statistics System reported during 2002–2013. This report summarizes their findings.

See also: ISDS webinar:
 Approaches to Syndromic Case Definitions for Drug Overdose Surveillance

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