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In 2019, nearly 71,000 people died from drug overdoses, making it a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. Of those deaths, over 70% involved a prescription or illicit opioid. Drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States.

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Framework for CDC’s Opioid Response


You can help prevent opioid overdoses and deaths

Key Opioid Resources and Tools

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