In Louisiana, deaths involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl increased 500% since 2014. Learn more about the state's opioid epidemic. 


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October 15: Night Out Against Crime

The National Night Out Against Crime in New Orleans is a community-wide event to raise crime prevention awareness, reduce crime and increase the support of local, state and federal law enforcement. Read more.

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October: Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Learn more.

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October 26: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 

National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. Learn more.


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NEWS

Drug that reverses opioid overdose effects now available for online purchase in Louisiana

(The Advocate, August 30) Naloxone, the drug that reverses opioid overdoses, is now available online in the state of Louisiana. Read more.

Louisiana adopts anti-opioids plan

(New Orleans City Business, September 26) In an effort to address state’s opioid epidemic, the Department of Health recently released an opioid response plan. Read more.

Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest

DEA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration are co-sponsoring a Campus Video PSA Contest for colleges and universities to promote the importance of preventing alcohol abuse and the non-medical use of prescription stimulants among college students. Read more.