2014 Seattle-King County Drug Abuse Trends
The University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) has posted its 2014 Drug Abuse Trends for Seattle and King County and the current trends for the region are not looking good.
Major highlights of the 2014 study include:
Drug caused deaths involving heroin and/or methamphetamine peaked in 2014.
Prescription opioid involved deaths are at their lowest point in a decade.
The number of treatment admissions with heroin as the primary drug doubled from 2010-2014 and are higher than any drug since at least 1999
10% of high school seniors used marijuana on at least one-third of the days in the prior month, up significantly from a decade prior.
The study itself paints a very concerning picture. We are, without a doubt, facing a distinct increase in Heroin use, a trend we are seeing not only in Seattle & King County but throughout Washington State and the entirety of the United States.