The Problem

Controlled 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.*

Learn more about L.A.'s opioid problem below.

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



Stats: L.A.'s Opioid Problem

Learn more about opioids' effect on Los Angeles, the state, and nationally.

Drug-Related Overdoses

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