Heroin Addiction - Prevalent Use but Less Frequently Searched

Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive drug used by diverse age and socio-economic groups. It is the most abused and most rapidly acting of the opiates. Oddly, the search frequency for “heroin addiction” (over 74,000/year), is alarmingly low in comparison with “alcohol addiction” (approximately 224,000/year) and “cocaine addiction” (around 115,000/year). This insight evokes many questions, considering that the prevalence of dependence or abuse of heroin was 53% of specific substance users in the United States, in 2002. (http://www.cocaineaddiction.com/cocaine_coke.html)

What information are those affected by heroin addiction looking for? Cutting edge technology allows for relationships between thousands of pieces of raw data to be collated into valuable resources for treatment programs, global trends, addictions research, and professional development.

Heroin Addiction Rehab

Graph 1 reveals the top 30 two and three word combinations related to heroin addiction that were used in search engines over a one-year period. Noticeably, “heroin addiction” is the most common combination, with 74,423 searches. The next four most frequently searched phrases include “addiction treatment”, “heroin addiction treatment”, “addiction and treatment”, and “heroin addiction and treatment” with search ranges between 9,152-6,061 annually. Subsequently, the phrases “addiction rehab” and “heroin addiction rehab” were searched an equal amount of 5,479 times.

This difference in the number of searches for phrases including “treatment” and those including “rehab” would lead one to question how society defines each and if the search terminology is skewed for professional context or colloquial expression.

Heroin Addiction - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  76,000
heroin addiction    74423
addiction treatment    9152
heroin addiction treatment    9042
addiction and treatment    6061
heroin addiction and treatment    6061
heroin addiction rehab    5479
addiction rehab    5479
addiction heroin    1914
treatment for heroin addiction    1847
treatment for heroin    1847
cigarette addiction    1643
cigarette addiction heroin    1643
treatment heroin addiction    1464
addiction to heroin    1307
addiction signs    586
addiction symptoms    560
heroin addiction symptoms    560
drug addiction    518
signs of heroin    403
heroin drug addiction    402
heroin drug    402
causes of heroin addiction    366
addiction signs of heroin    366
alcohol abuse    365
treatment of heroin    294
treatment of heroin addiction    294
heroin addiction and recovery    221
addiction and recovery    221
heroin addiction signs    220
addiction in heroin    220
0 76,000

Heroin Addiction Treatment

Graph 2 offers a focus on key words from Graph 1 associated with “heroin addiction”. The most commonly used words include “addiction”, found in 97.3% of searches, “treatment”, 23.3%, and “rehab”, 6.7%. These numbers show a dramatic decrease of 67.3% from the use of “addiction” to those terms specifically targeting heroin addiction treatment and rehab.

It's interesting to note, however, that following the three most common terms, the key word “cigarette” was used in 1,643 searches (2.01%) during the span of one year. This may reflect what recent studies suggest of a growing shift from injecting heroin to smoking because of increased purity and the misconception that this form of use will not lead to addiction.

Heroin Addiction - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in heroin addiction searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 heroin addiction exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  81,000
addiction    78871
treatment    18877
rehab    5482
cigarette    1643
signs    740
symptoms    595
drug    531
abuse    433
methadone    394
alcohol    370
causes    367
as    349
cocaine    309
recovery    293
withdrawal    223
history    221
nh    220
denver    219
rehabilitation    183
how    167
allen    146
poe    146
about    130
fetal    114
rate    112
beat    111
arguments    110
centers    77
edgar    74
social    74
problems    74
edhar    73
pain    73
caused    73
therapy    73
detox    58
brain    57
poetry    55
counseling    55
alchohol    55
neurobiology    52
treat    47
addictions    37
modalities    36
clinics    36
fantastic    36
addictive    35
chasing    30
dragon    30
help    28
what    21
suboxone    19
drugs    19
videos    18
educational    18
cure    18
stories    17
pellet    12
implant    12
used    11
physical    11
nj    10
risk    10
factors    10
clean    10
rates    9
patient    9
book    8
families    8
women    8
new    8
opium    8
becoming    7
info    7
medicine    6
charles    6
treatments    6
academic    6
dual    6
songs    6
statistics    6
from    6
why    6
journals    6
ray    6
vietnam    5
meth    5
scale    5
psychological    5
treated    5
solutions    5
facts    5
indiana    5
fighting    5
cures    4
family    4
europe    4
organizations    4
plymouth    4
books    4
jerry    4
pregnant    4
illinois    4
relapse    4
hypnotist    4
shooting    4
baltimore    4
adolescent    4
affect    4
0 81,000

Ambitious Addictions Research from a Montreal Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center

An industry leader, USDR, located near Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has pioneered groundbreaking internet addictions research as well as the development of successful addictions treatment and detox programs. The Center's research, through innovative technology, tracks and analyzes statistics and trends that are dominant in queries for heroin and other addiction related topics. Consequently, this information has bolstered Clear Haven to become a principal resource for those individuals affected by addictions that are using the internet to reach out for help and insight.

Heroin Addiction - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  230
history of heroin    219
addiction treatment denver    219
heroin addiction and withdrawal    219
heroin addiction treatment denver    219
heroin and cocaine    184
addiction rehabilitation    182
heroin addiction rehabilitation    146
about addiction    111
fetal addiction heroin    110
cocaine heroin    110
fetal addiction    110
drug addiction treatment    110
drug addiction treatment cocaine    110
addiction treatment cocaine    110
heroin addiction rate    110
heroin addiction pain therapy    73
addiction treatment centers    73
heroin addiction treatment centers    73
addiction recovery    68
heroin addiction recovery    68
methadone treatment    59
poetry of heroin addiction    55
detox heroin heroin addiction    55
detox heroin    55
heroin heroin    55
neurobiology of addiction    52
heroin and the brain    52
heroin or addiction    36
drug addiction rehabilitation    36
heroin addiction treatment modalities    36
signs of heroin addiction    36
symptoms of heroin    34
symptoms of heroin addiction    31
heroin addictions    26
about heroin    19
educational videos heroin addiction    18
heroin addiction help    17
addiction help    17
stories of heroin addiction    15
cure for heroin addiction    14
cure for heroin    14
heroin addictive    13
heroin cocaine    8
addictions to heroin    7
charles heroin    6
info on heroin addiction    6
info on heroin    6
heroin cocaine dual addiction    6
ray charles heroin    6
heroin abuse    6
what is heroin addiction    6
addictions drug abuse    6
signs heroin addiction    6
songs about heroin addiction    6
book about heroin addiction    6
what is heroin    6
addiction rates    6
ray charles heroin addiction    6
drug abuse    6
songs about heroin    6
academic journals heroin addiction    6
dual addiction    6
physical addiction    5
solutions for heroin addiction    5
psychological addiction to heroin    5
psychological addiction    5
how is heroin    5
addiction scale    5
addiction scale heroin alcohol    5
fighting heroin addiction    5
0 230