The U.S. Attorney’s Office engages in a number of community outreach opportunities in order to establish an ongoing dialogue with the public we serve. By providing speakers, organizing and attending meetings, and planning or participating in specialized programs and events, we are better able to address the public safety concerns of those we serve while enhancing community trust.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE
Opioid and prescription drug abuse have become America's fastest-growing drug problem. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, and the most common drugs involved in prescription opioid overdose deaths include Methadone, OxyContin, and Vicodin. Misuse and abuse are also potential dangers. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), everyday, over 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids. In 2014, nearly 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on prescription opioids.
Get Smart About Drugs. A DEA resource for parents, educators and caregivers.
Just Think Twice. Get the facts about drugs from the DEA.
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The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering citizens to be safer and more secure online.
Anyone who believes that they have been a victim of identity theft, or wants information about preventing identity theft, may obtain helpful information and complaint forms on various government websites including the Federal Trade Commission ID Theft websites, www.ftc.gov/idtheft and www.identitytheft.gov/. Additional resources regarding identity theft can be found at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/pubs/ID_theft/idtheft.html; www.ssa.gov/pubs/10064.html; www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-fraud-schemes/identity-theft; and www.irs.gov/individuals/identity-protection.
Health Care Identity Theft. Learn how to protect yourself from health care identity theft.
Senior Identity Theft. Seniors are victims of identity theft every four minutes. This video teaches how to protect them.
Child Identity Theft. Learn how to protect your child from identity theft.