This 2018 report prepared by the National Institute on Drug Abuse discusses the relationship between prescription opioids and heroin. The report covers such topics as the risks of progression to heroin use after a prescription opioid, facts about heroin use including that use is driven by low cost and high availability, and the need for an emphasis on both prevention and treatment.
Funding Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
Prescription Opioids & Heroin
A report on the relationship between prescription opioids and heroin