This issue brief is designed to help substance abuse prevention practitioners better understand and reduce rates of heroin use and overdose. It includes the following:

  • An overview of recent trends in heroin use and related consequences
  • Information on national, state, and local data sources for heroin-related indicators
  • An inventory of research-based risk and protective factors associated with heroin use
  • Evidence-based strategies for preventing heroin use

 

Resource Details

Media Type
Website
Resource Type
Reports
Authors
Maria Valenti, Sandeep Kasat
Date
2015
Length
11 pages
Associated Experts
Community Psychologist

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