The Problem

Heroin, Synthetic Opioids, and Prescription Drugs

Unfortunately, prescription drug abuse can often lead to illegal drug use.  Nationwide, among new heroin users, 75 percent report having abused prescription opioids before using heroin.1




1Heroin Overdose Data. Center of Disease Control and Prevention. Source:

Overdose Deaths Rising

In recent years, drug overdose deaths have been rising across the state.

Drug-Related Overdoses

In 2018, 46,802 people in the U.S. died after overdosing on an opioid.