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Heroin Use on the Rise, Methamphetamine Use Decreases, National Survey Finds

A new national survey of drug use released last week finds heroin use is on the rise, while methamphetamine use is decreasing, Time.com reports. …

Prescription Painkiller Abuse Linked with Increased Risk of Heroin Use

A new government report finds a link between prescription drug abuse and an increased risk of heroin use. Americans ages 12 to 49 who illegally use prescription drugs are 19 times more likely than others in their age group to begin using heroin, the report found. …

Prosecutors Charging Drug Dealers in Heroin Overdose Deaths

A growing number of law enforcement officials around the country are prosecuting drug dealers for causing heroin overdose deaths, the Associated Press reports. …

Heroin Use Soars in Rural Areas

Rural areas are seeing a surge in heroin use, The Wall Street Journal reports. The rise comes as Mexican heroin production has increased in recent years, and as people addicted to prescription painkillers switch to heroin, which is cheaper. …

“Glee” Star’s Death Highlights Increased Use of Heroin

The death of “Glee” star Cory Monteith from an overdose that involved heroin highlights the growing use of the drug, ABC News reports. …

Heroin Use Spreads Throughout Kentucky

Heroin use, which already has been a problem in northern and central Kentucky, has been spreading to the southern and eastern parts of the state, The Lexington Herald-Leader reports. …

Heroin Making a Comeback in Smaller Cities and Towns in New England

Smaller cities and towns throughout New England are seeing an alarming rise in heroin use and deaths, The New York Times reports. …

Methamphetamine Making a Comeback in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Methamphetamine use is on the rise in Minneapolis/St. Paul, while heroin remains the most widely used illegal drug in the Twin Cities area, according to a new report. …

Medication Can Prevent HIV in People Who Inject Drugs, Study Finds

A new study finds people who inject drugs can cut their risk of developing HIV in half by taking a daily antiretroviral medication, The New York Times reports. …

Heroin Use on the Rise in Washington State, Report Finds

Heroin use is on the rise in Washington state, particularly among young people, according to a new report. The increase can be traced to laws that have made it more difficult to obtain prescriptions for opioids such as oxycodone, the researchers say. …