Heroin Research Report
What is the scope of heroin use in the United States?

All data refer to the United States population.

How many people use heroin?

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.
    Source: 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey

How many people have a heroin use disorder?

How many people die from overdoses involving heroin?

*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.