Heroin treatment: Demand outstrips supply
Hospital admissions for opioid drug use
A 2013 national survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported hospital admissions for opioid drug abuse, including heroin, are especially high in New England, Texas and the Southwest.
Opioid treatment facilities
Although heroin overdose deaths have quadrupled over the past decade, the number of treatment facilities nationwide has increased only slightly in recent years.*
Heroin users receiving treatment
A 2014 national survey by SAMHSA reported that the number of heroin users receiving addiction treatment has more than doubled, with a surge among those 26 and older.
Sources of help
Self-help groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous, are the most popular form of treatment for heroin users.
Note: Respondents could report that they received treatment in more than one location.
Note: Respondents received heroin treatment during most recent substance-abuse treatment.
*Only those certified by SAMHSA.