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.


Number of overdose deaths on the rise in Manchester

(WMUR, May 3) Drug overdose deaths rose during the month of April in Manchester.  Read more.

More than 14,000 pounds of drugs collected in NH on Drug Take Back Day

(WMUR, April 30) New Hampshire drop-off locations collected more than 14,000 pounds of medication during the most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back day. Read more.

Hub-and-spoke model offers addiction services across New Hampshire

(WMUR, April 18) In January of this year, New Hampshire launched nine opioid crisis center hubs across the state using $45 million in federal money. Read more.

Organizers hope for more participation in drug take back day

(WMUR, April 10) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is when people can go to designated locations in their communities to dispose of their unused or expired medication. Read more.

Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling teen fatal dose of fentanyl

(WMUR, April 8) A judge recently sentenced Seacoast man Benjamin MacKenzie to 12 years in prison after he was found guilty of selling a deadly dose of fentanyl. Read more.