“Drug-poisoning deaths involving heroin use have soared since 2000, and most of the increase occurred since 2010. From 2010 to 2013, the rate of heroin overdose deaths increased 163%. From 2010 to 2013, the rate of heroin overdose deaths increased 163% for men, from a rate of 1.6/100,000 population in 2010 to 4.2 in 2013. For women, the death rate increased by 200%, from 0.4/100,000 in 2010 to 1.2/100,000 in 2013. From 2000 to 2010, however, the rate of increase was much slower, with the death rate increasing from 1.1 to 1.6 for men and from 0.2 to 0.4 for women.” These statistics were reported by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Look at your children and know what they are doing. Most of these deaths are in young people, so the statistics are misleading when you think about children. These deaths are someone’s children and hopefully they will never be yours.