Basic facts on opioids and other drugs

Physicians’ Desk Reference

DEA Office of Diversion Control fact sheets on drugs and chemicals

Health & Human Services Fact Sheets  

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) fact sheets

Drug Enforcement Administration Publications


Policy, Strategy, & Opioid-focused Law Enforcement Information

Attorney General Lynch’s letter to Governors Highlighting Effective Tools States Have to Respond to the Opioid Epidemic

National Drug Control Strategy (2014)

ONDCP: A Drug Policy for the 21st Century

FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Efforts to Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use

FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

DEA 360 Strategy
DEA’s 360 Strategy responds to the heroin and prescription opioid pill crisis.

National Take-Back Initiative
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

National Heroin Threat Assessment Survey (June 2016)

DEA Report: Counterfeit Pills Fueling U.S. Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis (July 2016)

Bureau of Justice Assistance Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit

Department of Justice Strategy to Combat Opioid Epidemic - September 21, 2016 Memorandum from Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch


Education, Prevention and Treatment Resources

Get Smart About Drugs

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
Fact sheets, videos, blogs for teens and health care providers

Health & Human Services – Opioids: The Prescription Drug & Heroin Overdose Epidemic
Drug disposal, resources for state and community planners, treatment and recovery, drug courts, overdose response protocols, resources for clinicians

Just Think Twice
Facts, statistics, and trends - designed for teens, first person stories of addiction

Above the Influence
Focused on avoiding drugs and addiction, finding help along the way

National Institute on Drug Abuse - drugs of abuse, trends and statistics, blogs, addiction science, the criminal justice system, prevention, treatment

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Provides opioid facts, prevention, local information sources, community presentations.

The Medicine Abuse Project

Turn the Tide Rx

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA)

Updated November 15, 2018

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