738 overdoses in Manchester in 2016. (Source: DEA New England Division)

Prevent Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse


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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How Much Do You Know?

Test your knowledge about opioids by taking this quiz.


NH student honored by DEA for efforts as youth leader

(WMUR, February 15) New Hampshire high school student Heather McGlauflin recently spoke on a panel during the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. Read more.

Opioid deaths drop in Manchester, Nashua

(WMUR, February 7) Opioid deaths fell 18 percent in Manchester and Nashua during the past year, according to local health officials. In addition, there were no confirmed opioid overdose deaths in Nashua in January. Read more.

PBS Profiles Manchester-Based Coalition, ‘Makin’ It Happen’

(NH PBS, January 3) The Makin’ it Happen (MIH) coalition, which has been in existence for more than 15 years, works to support drug prevention locally. Learn more.

Deaths down but overdose rate remains high as NH enters new phase of opioid crisis

(Union Leader, December 26) In some good news, the number of deadly drug overdoses in New Hampshire in 2018 is projected to be fewer than it was 2017. Read more.

Pelham police add drug abuse and prevention detective

(Union Leader, December 25) Last fall, the Pelham Police Department appointed an officer to the drug abuse and prevention detective position. Read more.