Our nation is in the midst of an opioid addiction crisis. As a response, the DEA 360 Strategy takes an innovative three-pronged approach to combating heroin/opioid use through law enforcement, diversion control and community outreach.

 

Prevent Prescription Drug Misuse and Heroin Abuse

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Finding Naloxone in Baltimore

Learn where you can get the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone locally.

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What Should You Do With Your Unused Meds?

Most people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends, and acquaintances. You can make a difference by following these tips. Learn more.

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Classroom Resources for Educators

The DEA and Discovery Education have teamed up to launch Operation Prevention, a program geared towards fighting opioid misuse among young people. Their site includes interactive K-12 lessons, virtual field trips, resources for parents and more. Go to Operation Prevention's website.

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How Much Do You Know?

Test your knowledge about opioids by taking this quiz.

 

 

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NEWS

DEA Releases Strategy To Combat Opioid Epidemic In Baltimore

(WBAL, September 26) The Drug Enforcement Administration recently announced the launch of its 360 Strategy in Baltimore. The initiative aims to fight the opioid epidemic in the city. Read more.

Study links rising heroin deaths to 2010 OxyContin reformulation

(Notre Dame News, April 9) In 2010, the private pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma tried to reformulate the powerful painkiller Oxycontin to make it less addictive. But, according to new research, this effort did not help to reduce nationwide drug overdoses and may have amplified the heroin epidemic. Read more.

Scientists are one step closer to creating safer, more effective opioids

(CNBC, January 4) Could non-addictive pain medication be around the corner? Read more.