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 and Heroin Misuse

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What is Naloxone?

Learn more about the opioid overdose reversal drug. Plus, find out how you can get it in Tennessee.

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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

Rate of women addicted to opioids during pregnancy quadrupled in 15 years, CDC says

(CNN, August 9) Between 1999 and 2014, the rate of opioid use disorder among women delivering babies increased more than 300 percent, according to a recently released report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. 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.