Opioids and Prescription Drug Use

Participate in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is quickly approaching! Gather your unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs to dispose of safely during the upcoming event. When: Saturday, October 23, 2021 – 10 am to 2 pm Where: A comprehensive list of...

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

Join us as we observe International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2021. According to Penington Institute, the organization responsible for this international initiative: “International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the...

Celebrate National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is March 22-28, 2021. NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science-based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs! You can learn more about this via the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). There are...

The Opioid Epidemic: What You Need to Know

Opioid-related overdoses and deaths are at an all-time high. In fact, drug overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.1 More than 450,000 people died from drug overdoses involving an opioid from 1999 to 2018.2 History In the...

Raising Awareness: Opioid Overdose Facts

By now, you’ve probably heard of the opioid epidemic and know that opioid-related overdoses and deaths are at an all-time high. As the crisis gains attention nationwide, alarming statistics are constantly surfacing on just how severe the issue has become. Below are...

Taking Prescription Opioids: Myths and Facts

Did you know? 32% of all U.S. opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid.1 An average of 41 people die every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids.1 Recent statistics paint a pretty scary picture of the growing opioid epidemic in the United...