Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services AdministrationThe SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) is a national training and technical assistance (T/TA) system committed to strengthening prevention systems and building the nation’s behavioral health workforce. The prevention of substance misuse and mental illness is one of SAMHSA’s six strategic initiatives. CAPT, administered by the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), supports the delivery of effective prevention programs and practices to address these problems.
This resource describes recent trends in and factors associated with heroin use, including the non-medical use of prescription opioids. To facilitate substance misuse prevention planning at the state and local levels, the brief also includes information on data sources for heroin-related indicators and strategies that show promise in reducing rates of heroin use and overdose. Eleven pages, published 12/15/15
Issue Brief: Preventing Heroin Use — Facts, Factors, and Strategies — 2015 (PDF | 589 KB)