DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon encourages Americans to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 27, 2018. Learn more here: https://takebackday.dea.gov/
 
 

Prevent Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse

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Video: Heroin and Opioid Addiction

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.  Watch.

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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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NEWS

Federal grant to support NH youth affected by opioid crisis

(WMUR, October 1) New Hampshire is set to receive $1.2 million in federal money to help children affected by the opioid crisis. Read more.

Report: Overdoses accounted for 27% of deaths investigated by NH medical examiner in 2017

(WMUR, September 28) The state of New Hampshire saw 488 drug overdose deaths last year, according to a new report. Read more.

Man suspected of dealing tens of thousands of fentanyl doses per week, police say

(WMUR, September 21) Local law enforcement arrested a man in Rochester who had about 30,000 doses of suspected fentanyl in a backpack and storage unit in his name. Read more.

Report praises effectiveness of Safe Station program

(WMUR, September 20) The Safe Station Program, which lets people battling addiction get help at all Manchester fire stations, was praised in a recent report by the Center of Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College. Read more.

More than $22 million headed to NH to help address opioid crisis

(WMUR, September 19)New Hampshire is set to receive $22 million in federal money to aid the state’s fight against opioids. Read more.