To raise awareness about medicine abuse and the opioid epidemic, CADCA and ONDCP partnered to present a Twitter discussion featuring Deputy Director of State, Local, and Tribal Affairs Mary Lou Leary on Oct. 28 from 1-2 pm. Download The Full Transcript [PDF, 2.1MB]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat a person known or suspected to have had an opioid overdose.
Did you know that one hundred people in the U.S. die from drug overdoses every day and that three out of four prescription drug overdoses are caused by opiates?
A new report, Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic, finds that 28 states and Washington, D.C. scored six or less out of 10 possible indicators of promising strategies to help curb prescription drug abuse