This issues brief is designed to help substance abuse prevention practitioners better understand and prevent the growing problem of heroin use. Specifically, it provides: an overview of recent trends in heroin use and related consequences; information on national, state and local data sources for heroin-related indicators; an inventory of research-based risk and protective factors associated with heroin use; and evidence-based strategies for preventing heroin use.
Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC)
Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Data Collection and Epidemiology
Evidenced-based Strategies and Programs