All data refer to the United States population.
How many people use heroin?
- Among people aged 12 or older in 2021, 0.4% (or about 1.1 million people) reported using heroin in the past 12 months (2021 DT 1.1).
How many young students use heroin?
- In 2022, an estimated 0.3% of 8th graders, 0.2% of 10th graders, and 0.3% of 12th graders reported using heroin in the past 12 months.
How many people have a heroin use disorder?
- Among people aged 12 or older in 2021, an estimated 0.4% (or about 1.0 million people) had a heroin use disorder in the past 12 months (2021 DT 5.1).
How many people die from overdoses involving heroin?
In 2021, approximately 9,173 people died from an overdose involving heroin. Learn more about overdose death rates.
Source: CDC WONDER Database
*The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on data collection for the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). For more information, please see the 2021 NSDUH Frequently Asked Questions from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.