Resources

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.

 

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

 

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.  

Were You Recently Prescribed Opioids?

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

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.

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.