CJ012 Lifetime Misuse - Heroin

Heroin is a highly addictive drug, which can be sniffed, snorted, smoked and injected.  Use of any method can result in addiction, overdoses and in the worst scenario, death.  Lifetime misuse and past year misuse are two indicators of how many persons in our community may already be at an increased risk of addiction.

Data Sources

Interviews of jail inmates and self-reporting surveys of Drug Court participants, Probationers and persons enrolled in substance abuse treatment at The Recovery Center, Fairfield County ADAMH Board.  The jail interviews were completed with staff from The Recovery Center.  The Center for State Courts provided analysis of the data as part of the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Grant received by the Fairfield County ADAMH Board, 2013-2016.


The Criminal Justice sample consisted of jail inmates, drug court participants and probationers in Fairfield County. The SA Treatment sample consisted of individuals enrolled in substance abuse treatment at The Recovery Center.