What's interesting about this data is how the demographics of heroin changed over the past 50-60 years. In the 1960's, the main section of users were men who lived in the inner-city, were minorities, and started using in their late teens. Currently, a majority of users are white men and women in their early twenties who live in suburban or rural areas.
Specifically, the DEA report identifies Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Colombia as the key countries that are exporting heroin into the United States. As far as regions are concerned, the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions are reporting the highest percentages of heroin availability in the U.S.
Infographic by: journeypureriver.com