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Running head: DEMOGRAPHICS OF DRUG USE IN THE GREATER SEATTLE AR 1 Demographics of Drug Use in the Greater Seattle Area Emily Cocking BIO201-4 – Public Health and the Environment Colorado State University – Global Campus Lee W. Ott March 15, 2018
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DEMOGRAPHICS OF DRUG USE IN THE GREATER SEATTLE AR 2 Demographics of Drug Use in the Greater Seattle Area “Seattle and King County set a new record for fatal overdoses with 359 deaths in 2016, according to new data from the King County Medical Examiner’s office” (Lewis, 2017). The typical profile of a drug user, specifically heroin has changed since the 1960’s and 1970’s. The National Institute on Drug Abuse collects and publishes data on drug abuse in the United States to provide statistics to help figure out what populations are being affected currently by this public health problem. Although drug use does not discriminate there are higher chances of the use of drugs among certain demographics of the population abusing drugs. According to the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, the deaths for heroin overdoses under 30 years old has risen over the past several years making this demographic a common pattern in the drug use world. Their statistics show that “Within King County, central Seattle--including parts of SoDo, Rainier Valley, First and Capitol Hills, Cascade/South Lake Union, and Belltown--demonstrated high rates of major drug deaths statistically beyond what was expected given population size. East Seattle and East King County
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