Substance use disorders have significantly impacted our communities. When we act early, we can prevent the use and misuse of drugs, like opioids, that can lead to substance use disorders.
Although managing pain can be challenging, there are ways to safely treat and reduce pain. By working together, you and your doctor can find the best way to manage your pain.
Learn about how CDC is addressing the drug overdose epidemic by advancing prevention in communities across the U.S.
Each December, we recognize National Impaired Driving Prevention Month to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving.
The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Program is a nationwide effort, led by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to provide funding and support to community coalitions in their work to prevent and reduce youth substance use.
Naloxone can reverse opioid overdose, when given in time. Learn the facts about this life-saving medication.
What do you know about substance use disorders (SUDs)? These treatable, chronic diseases impact millions of Americans.
August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD); a day to remember those we have lost to overdose, acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind, and continue our efforts to end overdose injuries and deaths. Learn what can be done to end overdose.
Overdose deaths are rising. and disparities are widening. It’s time to act by identifying and addressing factors that can help promote health equity among certain racial and ethnic groups.
Drug overdose data show troubling trends and widening disparities between different population groups. Learn how to prevent overdoses and save lives.
This technical package offers guidance and describes linkage to evidence-based care (MOUD) for opioid use disorder for health care and public health community.
To help stop overdose deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched four new education campaigns to teach about the dangers of fentanyl, the risks of polysubstance use, the life-saving power of naloxone, and the importance of reducing stigma.
Marijuana—also known as cannabis, weed, pot, or dope—refers to the dried flowers, leaves, stems, and seeds of the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant contains more than 100 compounds (or cannabinoids).
Opioid addiction, also known as opioid use disorder (OUD), is a chronic and relapsing disease that can affect anyone. In fact, millions of Americans suffer from opioid addiction. Addiction is a medical condition. Preventing overdose death and finding treatment options are the first steps to recovery.
Health inequities can contribute to negative health outcomes, including increased overdose deaths, among racial and ethnic minority populations including Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Hispanic persons.
Overdoses involving opioids benzodiazepines are on the rise. Understanding the potential harms from prescription benzodiazepine misuse and illicit benzodiazepine use is important to help prevent overdose.
Drug overdose deaths have risen during COVID-19 making access to treatment services difficult for those most at risk. Actions for innovative strategies are needed to expand prevention efforts and treatment access.
Learn guiding principles and effective strategies for preventing opioid overdose in communities.
- Overdose Deaths and the Involvement of Illicit Drugs | September 2020
- Life-Saving Naloxone for Pharmacies | August 2019
- Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments – Identify Opportunities for Action | March 2018
- Opioid Prescribing—Where You Live Matters | July 2017
- Today’s Heroin Epidemic – More People at Risk, Multiple Drugs Abused | July 2015
- Opioid Painkiller Prescribing – Where You Live Makes a Difference | July 2014
- Prescription Painkiller Overdoses – A Growing Epidemic, Especially Among Women | July 2013
- Use and Abuse of Methadone as a Painkiller | July 2012
- Prescription Painkiller Overdoses in the US | November 2011