Heroin and Prescription Opioids

From Prescription Painkillers to Heroin

Heroin use has increased 63 percent over the last 10 years in the United States, experts report. That increase is closely tied to the growing abuse of prescription opioids such as oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and codeine.

An alarming 45 percent of Americans addicted to heroin are also addicted to prescription opioids.  Read here to learn more.

Here are current trends on current drug trends with prescription drug abuse.