USAOs Involved in Prevention

In line with the National Drug Control StrategyExternal Website, the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys have focused on the prescription drug epidemic as an enforcement priority through education efforts within their communities and supporting the proper disposal of prescription drugs through DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Offices of the U.S. Attorneys (USAOs) is partnered with the Partnership at Drugfree.org to promote its national campaign, “Medicine Abuse ProjectExternal Website.” The Medicine Abuse Project is a five-year action campaign that aims to reduce the amount of teens from abusing medicine by half a million by the year 2017. The USAOs promote this important effort through a multi-faceted outreach approach that includes, chairing panels, giving television interviews, hosting webinars, writing op-eds, and utilizing social media to educate kids on the dangers of abusing prescription and over-the-counter medicines. The USAOs also partnered with each other and with stakeholders within their communities to tackle prescription drug trafficking and abuse. Examples of these efforts are below.

Medicine Abuse Project Initiative

Alabama, Northern Minnesota
California, Southern New York, NorthernLink to PDF
California, SouthernLink to PDF Pennsylvania, Middle
Florida, Middle Pennsylvania, Western
Florida, Southern Tennessee, Western
Georgia, Middle Texas, Northern
Georgia, Northern Virginia, Western
Kansas Utah
Michigan, Eastern  
   

Other USAO Prevention Initiatives

California, Eastern North Carolina, Eastern
Connecticut Ohio, Northern
Georgia, Northern Pennsylvania, Western
Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee, Eastern
Kentucky, Western Vermont
Maine Virginia, WesternLink to PDF
Mississippi, Northern & SouthernExternal Website West Virginia, Northern
New Jersey  
 

Proper Disposal

Alabama, Middle District Iowa, Southern Link to PDF
Arkansas, Eastern and WesternExternal Website New York, Western
California, Northern North Carolina, Eastern
Florida, Southern North Carolina, Western
Illinois, Southern South Carolina
Kansas West Virginia, Southern