sábado, 24 de septiembre de 2016

Our Drug Abuse Epidemic: Here's What You Can Do

Today, 580 People Will Try Heroin for the First Time
Most first-time heroin users are under 25. Thousands die every year from accidental overdoses. Talk to your family and friends about the dangers of heroin and opioid use and abuse. Get the facts, and share awareness information with others.
The Dangers of Prescription Painkillers
The death toll from prescription painkillers is skyrocketing. The danger to teens and young adults is extremely serious. Learn about the extent of the problem and how you can help prevent it, with this video from the Department of Justice.
Educating Students About the Dangers of Addiction
To combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration have released "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #OpioidAwareness.

Know someone who needs help? Share these resources to find assistance with recovery. Check out more health topics, tips, and resources on USA.gov.

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