Individuals starting to consume heroin in the U.S. 2002-2021

Number of individuals taking heroin for the first time in the United States from 2002 to 2021*

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Release date

January 2023

Region

United States

Survey time period

2002 to 2021

Number of respondents

70,000 respondents

Age group

12 years and older

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Heroin use for the first time in the past year (also known as past year initiation).
** Due to methodological changes in 2021, caution should be used when comparing figures for 2021 with previous years. Please see source for further information on methodology.
Figures prior to 2021 were taken from previous reports.

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