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.
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.
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.
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.
Pain whether chronic or acute, can be devastating, and unfortunately it is a reality for many people. Effective pain management can reduce pain and help improve function so people can enjoy doing what matters to them most.
Prevent youth substance use in your community by getting involved with a Drug-Free Community coalition near you.
Substance use disorders, like opioid use disorder (OUD), have significantly impacted communities across America. When we act early, we can prevent the use and misuse of drugs.
Substance use disorders, like opioid use disorder (OUD), have significantly impacted communities across America.
The COVID-19 pandemic introduces new risks and challenges to those impacted by substance use disorder.
- 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