Opioid Overdose

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Drug overdose remains a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. Overdoses involving prescription and illicit opioids take the lives of 128 people every day. Take action and learn how to prevent and reduce harms associated with drug use, misuse, and overdose. Save a life.

Access the latest data. Learn what can be done about overdoseand related harms. CDC VitalSigns