Resources

Prescription drug misuse across the nation has resulted in many unintentional deaths and even more non-fatal drug overdoses.  

Use the resources below to educate yourself on the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic and to work to make the communities of New Orleans drug-free. 

 

Local, State and National Resources

Click here for a list of organizations that provide services to the public regarding addiction, recovery, drug take-back programs, etc.

Were You Recently Prescribed Opioids?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released important guidance for patients who've received opioid prescriptions.

What Should You Do With Your Unused Meds?

Most people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends, and acquaintances.  You can make a difference by keeping track of the medicine you have, by rethinking where and how you keep your medications in your home, and by safely disposing of any unused medications.  

Publications

View and download publications about prescription opioids and heroin.

Community Coalitions

Coalitions form at the local level. Click here for tips on creating community coalitions.