Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon encourages Americans to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 27, 2018. Learn more here: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

Prevent Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse

opioids

Louisville 360 PSA (2016)

65% increase in overdoses in Louisville in just 6 months. (*Source: PRESS RELEASE: "United States Attorney Announces Heroin Intervention Program With DEA and Louisville Metro Police Department," dated September 21, 2016.) Watch.

empty classroom

Classroom Resources for Educators

The DEA and Discovery Education have teamed up to launch Operation Prevention, a program geared towards fighting opioid misuse among young people. Their site includes interactive K-12 lessons, virtual field trips, resources for parents and more. Go to Operation Prevention's website.

opioids quiz graphic

How Much Do You Know?

Test your knowledge about opioids by taking this quiz.

 

LEARN MORE
NEWS

Narcan available at more than 8,000 Walgreens locations nationwide

(CBS News, October 26)  Narcan, a nasal spray form of naloxone that reverses opioid overdoses, will now be a little easier to get. Read more.

Kentucky legislation to address heroin epidemic

(FOX19) Attorney General Jack Conway, Sen. Katie Stine, and Rep. John Tilley today announced a piece of bipartisan legislation to address the increase in heroin abuse and trafficking that is being reported in communities across Kentucky. Read more.

Parents share story of son's heroin death

(Wave 3  News, September 27) A Louisville family sat down with WAVE 3 News to share words of caution. Their son Sean Arnett was just 21 years old when he died of a heroin overdose two years ago. Read more.

A public push against heroin abuse in southwest Louisville

(Wave 3 News, September 27) Neighbors in southwest Louisville are standing up to an epidemic they claim has taken over their community. Read more.

12 dead in 15 heroin overdoses over Labor Day weekend

(Wave 3 News, September 27) More warnings are coming from state health officials in the deadly fight against heroin after 12 people died in 15 overdoses over Labor Day weekend in Kentucky. Read more.

First responders get boost in war on heroin

(WLKY, Aug 23, 2017) First responders in Kentucky got a boost in the war on heroin Wednesday with a donation of 720 doses of Narcan. Read more.