“The CDC says between 2011 to 2013, heroin use among women jumped 100 percent compared to 2002 to 2004.
Use among non-Hispanic whites jumped 114 percent, and those who make $20,000 to $49,999 a year jumped 73 percent.
“I think this particular group gets overlooked because they look like they don’t fit the part,” said Dr. Stephen Loyd, Medical Director for the Division of Substance Abuse Service for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. “Doctors are less likely to question a young, put-together woman who’s asking for a prescription.”
Dr. Loyd said doctors aren’t as vigilant with people who don’t “fit the part”.
He also says that demographic is less likely to seek help.”
Source: WJHL.com – March 17, 2017