What We Do
The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States introduces new risks to Americans impacted by substance use disorder, as well as a series of new challenges related to treatment and recovery.
Drug overdose deaths continue to impact communities across the United States. Drug overdose deaths are still high:
- From 1999 to 2018, over 750,000 people died from a drug overdose.
- In 2018, almost 70,000 people died from drug overdoses.
- It was a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States.
- Two out of three overdose deaths involved an opioid like prescription opioids, heroin, or synthetic opioids (like fentanyl).
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity.