In recent years, the number of people admitted to publicly funded facilities for controlled prescription drug abuse has gone down.1 At the same time the number of admissions for heroin use rose significantly. In 2013, there were more treatment admissions for heroin than any other illicit drug.1
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1 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary. https://www.dea.gov/resource-center/2016%20NDTA%20Summary.pdf