Which age groups are at highest risk for heroin toxicity?

Updated: Dec 31, 2020
  • Author: Rania Habal, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System, 4561 of the 4859 single exposures to heroin reported in 2019 were in persons 20 years of age and older; 25 were in those younger than 6 years and 93 were in teenagers. [13] According to the CDC, in 2017 the heroin overdose death rate was highest in those aged 25–34 years. [12]

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