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Number of New Heroin Users Drops, Meth and Marijuana Users Rise

Number of New Heroin Users Drops, Meth and Marijuana Users Rise In 2017, the number of reported new heroin users fell dramatically from 170,000 in 2016 to 81,000. The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health also revealed that prescription opioids were being abused less. The survey revealed, however, that the drop in new users between the ages of 18 to 25 — Transitional aged youth also saw a big jump in methamphetamine and marijuana use. Both those in recovery and those who treat them are not surprised by the shift from heroin to meth. Jenny Bogart, in recovery, via 'USA Today' Jim Beiting, CEO Transitions, 'USA Today' Sally Satel, physiatrist, via 'USA Today' Jim Beiting, CEO Transitions, 'USA Today' The report also found that the number of people abusing substances who sought treatment jumped from 10% to 14%.

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