Study Finds 75% Rise in Heroin Use in Whites Who Abuse Prescription Opioids

A new study finds heroin use among people who abuse prescription opioids has risen, particularly among whites.

From 2008 to 2011, the study found a 75 percent increase in heroin use among whites who abuse painkillers such as OxyContin or Vicodin, HealthDay reports.

Researchers from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health analyzed data from 67,500 people who answered questions about their heroin use.

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