Heroin

Heroin use is soaring, moving into new demographics

The 23-year-old does, however, fit an emerging demographic described in a federal study of substance use trends released Tuesday: Women, people age 18 to 25, and those with higher incomes and private insurance have been increasingly falling victim to the drug.

The data also show that heroin goes hand-in-hand with addiction to prescription opioids.

Heroin use is soaring, moving into new demographics