(Associated Press, August 6) For the first time in several years, the number of drug overdose deaths went down in 2018.
(Heath Day, August 8) People across the nation are dying after consuming cocaine-laced with fentanyl.
(USA Today, July 19) Drug overdose deaths fell 5% in 2018, according to provisional numbers from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
(Medpage Today, August 2) During 2016 and 2017, drug overdose death rates were higher in U.S. cities than rural areas, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics.
(Psychiatric Times, August 2) A new report sheds light on the severity of the drug crisis worldwide.
(Healio, July 22) Teens who misused prescription opioids during their high school years were more likely to use heroin later, according to a study.
The internet can be your biggest resource in finding health information, but it also can be one of the biggest sources of misinformation.
The DEA Museum & Visitor Center will be closing for a while due to an upcoming renovation.
(NPR, June 17) The recent resurgence of methamphetamine is connected to the opioid epidemic, according to researchers.
(NBC News, June 12) The suicide, alcohol and drug overdose rates in the United States are the highest they’ve ever been, according to a recently released report from the Commonwealth Fund.
(The Washington Post, June 16) In Colorado and Washington – the first two states to legalize recreational weed – parents and educators are getting more and more concerned about the use of highly potent marijuana among teens.
(NBC News, June 10) A newly released study reports that medicinal marijuana does not lower the opioid overdose death rate.
Join Elizabeth L. Maurer, Curator of Education for the DEA Museum at a panel discussion with three members of DEA Diversion Control.
The Partnership for Drug-free Kids is hosting four 60 minute interactive online sessions for parents and caregivers designed to address issues faced during the summer months – like increased free time and substance use.
RED RIBBON WEEK, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program.
Red Ribbon Week is almost here! Is your school or organization still thinking of ways to celebrate? Check out the list below for 20 creative and fun ideas! And don't forget to go to our main Red Ribbon Week page for history, videos and more about the celebration.
Are you new to celebrating Red Ribbon Week? For the newbies, or those who are just curious, here are a few quick facts about Red Ribbon Week to get you started!
To earn a Red Ribbon Patch from the DEA, Boy and Girl Scouts across the nation participate in various anti-drug activities -- that could include parades, door decorating and more -- during Red Ribbon Week. See photos.
(HealthDay News, May 16) The number people rushed to the emergency room due to heroin overdoses decreased between 2017 and 2018 in many U.S. states.