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NIDA's updated Heroin Research Report now available online


February 27, 2014

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Due to growing public concern about heroin and its potentially devastating effects, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has updated its online Heroin Research Report.  This Report offers the most current data on heroin use and its consequences as well as treatment options for heroin use disorders.

NIDA has also posted updated regional trends for heroin and other drugs of abuse, as reported by its Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG), a network of researchers that provides ongoing community-level surveillance of drug abuse in major cities.  For more on heroin from the CEWG, check out this video: http://youtu.be/8DMlMa-uubI.

For information on abuse of prescription opioids, which can lead to heroin addiction, see www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs.

For a copy of the Heroin Research Report, go to: www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/heroin.  
More information about heroin can also be found at www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/heroin.

For more information, contact the NIDA press office at media@nida.nih.gov or 301-443-6245.

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About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy, improve practice, and advance addiction science. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found at www.drugabuse.gov, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA’s DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or email requests to drugpubs@nida.nih.gov. Online ordering is available at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDA’s media guide can be found at www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide/dear-journalist, and its easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov. You can follow NIDA on Twitter and Facebook.

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    NIDA. (2014, February 27). NIDA's updated Heroin Research Report now available online. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2014/02/nidas-updated-heroin-research-report-now-available-online

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