Here in King County, overall treatment admissions for heroin have increased significantly over the past two years. Treatment admissions for meth have also increased. Among young adults ages 18 to 29, heroin and prescription opioids (painkillers) are the primary drugs among those entering treatment programs. For teenagers under the age of 18, marijuana remains the primary drug among those entering treatment programs.
|Source: University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.|