Heroin users receiving treatment in York are mostly white men in 20s, 30s

York Dispatch
YorkDispatch

Men outnumber women

There might be no cookie-cutter description of a heroin user, but inpatient treatment facilities in York County say they see mostly young, white men:

Colonial House Inc., West Manchester Township

Percentage of male clients: More than 80

Average heroin client: White, early 20s

White Deer Run of York, Springettsbury Township

Percentage of male clients: About 60

Average heroin client: White, 26 to 35 years old (used to be 18 to 25)

Clarity Way, Heidelberg Township

Percentage of male clients: About 65 to 70

Average heroin client: White, 18 to 35 years old