Felice J. Freyer, Boston Globe, Heroin use spikes among women, higher-income groups – Study finds new faces of addiction (July 8, 2015):
“Rebecca Kaczynski doesn’t fit the traditional image of a heroin addict. The daughter of a bank vice president and an assistant school principal, she grew up in a loving, intact, upper-middle-class family in the Central Massachusetts town of Dudley.
The 23-year-old does, however, fit an emerging demographic described in a federal study of substance use trends released Tuesday: Women, people age 18 to 25, and those with higher incomes and private insurance have been increasingly falling victim to the drug.
The data also show that heroin goes hand-in-hand with addiction to prescription opioids…”