Opioids and Heroin: A New Look at Some Old (and Not So Old) Drugs

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2018

On September 18, 2018 the DEA Museum will host a panel discussion on “Opioids and Heroin: A New Look at Some Old (and Not So Old) Drugs.”Opioids and Heroin flyer

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States, eclipsing deaths from motor vehicle crashes or firearms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were nearly 64,000 overdose deaths in 2016, or approximately 174 per day. Over 42,249 (66 percent) of these deaths involved opioids. CDC’s preliminary data estimates more than 74,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017.

Experts in the opioid epidemic and the heroin threat will discuss the crisis of opioid addiction and overdose. This event is free and open to the public.
 

Time:  1 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Where: Auditorium, DEA Headquarters
700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

 

Can't make the event in person? You can watch the online stream.

Get more information about the event on the website.


 

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