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US: City adjusts estimate for heroin users - Baltimore Sun

Found: Tue Apr 17 14:07:03 2018 PDT
Source: Baltimore Sun (MD)
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City adjusts estimate for heroin users - Baltimore Sun City adjusts estimate for heroin users - Baltimore Sun

News Maryland Baltimore City

City adjusts estimate for heroin users

Yvonne WengerContact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun

City task force comes up with new estimate for number of heroin users in Baltimore

Baltimore officials have again adjusted the estimated number of heroin users in the city -- to nearly 19,000, up from 11,000.

The new figure comes from a task force Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed in October to study heroin use and treatment, and is based on data from a national survey of drug use.

"Our goal here is for the task force is to come up with a better understanding of who needs treatment, who's trying to get it and who's not getting it. That's the core," said Bernard McBride, president of Behavioral Health System Baltimore and co-chairman of the task force.

The number of heroin users in Baltimore has been the subject of significant debate. For years, 60,000 was the figure widely circulated, but city health officials believe that was much too high. Two years ago, they settled on an estimate of 11,000 as a more accurate reflection.

When the members of the task force dug deeper, McBride said, they found that number probably wasn't right either.

The new figure is based on 2012 data from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health for the number of people in Baltimore who use illegal drugs other than marijuana. The group estimated that about half of them are heroin users. That is based on the fact that about half the people who are admitted to publicly funded drug treatment programs are heroin users. The group added to that an estimate for substance abusers among Baltimore's homeless population.

The analysis put the number of heroin users each month at about 9,500. The task force estimate for the annual number of users is about double that, based on national standards. McBride said about half of those who use heroin do so casually or only in social settings. Some switch back and forth between other drugs, such as illegal use of oxycodone.

The mayor gave the task force until next summer to complete its work. Besides coming up with the new estimate, the 50-member group is charged with recommending ways to provide better access to treatment and to promote better relations with communities where heroin detox clinics are located.

Rawlings-Blake said she wants to look at the heroin problem holistically to develop a comprehensive policy.

"The foundation of that policy has to be an accurate accounting of exactly how many city residents are struggling with heroin addiction," she said in a statement. "We now have a more detailed and accurate starting point to move forward in developing a strategic approach."

The national survey found in 2012 that about 669,000 Americans had used heroin in the previous year.

People who need help with an addiction should call 410-637-1900.

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The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd
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Managing Pain
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Cannabis-Driving Studies
MAPInc.org Cannabis Link DB
medicalmarijuanaprocon.org
cannabisculture.com
Schaffer Library: Marijuana
drugwarfacts.org/marijuan.htm
mapinc.org/pot.htm
U.S. Prisons Thriving on Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests (2013)
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DEA's Drugs of Abuse booklet
drugwarfacts.org/drugtest.htm
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Worship of the U. S. Government (2011)
Bureaucratic Thrust
Tyranny of Experts
The Threat of Authority (2012)
The Media As Enablers of Government Lies
The Statist Mindset (Jacob Hornberger, 2011)
Thinking Critically about Experts and Authority
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The Intellectual Gravy Train (2015)

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