Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
586 Glorene Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA California
• The CDC says that males, non-Hispanic whites, 18- to 25-year-olds and people living in small, upper middle-class cities and towns and areas are easily at the most risk for heroin addiction, which covers most of the entire U.S. now (especially in California).
• Heroin addiction now spans all ages, races, genders, incomes, insurance statuses and locations too, whereas before the turn of the century it used to be much more localized to urban and metropolitan areas.
• The average user and abuser of heroin has changed drastically in the last decade alone, and not for the better either. For example, in the year 2000, black Americans aged 45-64 had the highest death rate for drug poisoning involving heroin by far. Now, white people aged 18-44 have the highest rate of abuse, especially on the West coast.
• The share of people who say they have used heroin in the past year is actually decreasing for non-whites in fact. Heroin has taken hold of the white suburbs, middle class and upper-middle class which has prompted more attention for what is now being called a major and drastic "health problem." It is particularly concerning too since the age most affected are young adults and young males specifically.