Heroin and Opioid Awareness

Heroin and Opioid Awareness

Heroin and Opoid Awareness Week - Awareness, Enforcement, Treatment

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

President Obama has designated the week of September 18-24, 2016, as Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week.  During this week, the Attorney General, the Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General, and various component heads, as well as U.S. Attorneys' Offices and Bureau of Prison facilities will participate in over 250 events across the country as part of a state-by-state strategy in coordination with DOJ leadership.

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week will reinforce the Justice Department’s three-fold approach to the opioid and heroin epidemic: 

  1. Prevent new victims from succumbing to addiction
  2. Strengthen enforcement efforts
  3. Provide treatment for addiction

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