Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
The opioid epidemic is devastating our communities. Find out how someone can go from abusing prescription pain medicine to heroin addiction.
We’re facing an epidemic in our country. Heroin and other opioids are ravaging our communities. Deaths from heroin increased 248% between 2010 and 2014. More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes, and this increasing trend is driven by prescription painkillers.
Too many families are struggling and don’t know where to turn. Enough is enough. It’s time to raise awareness and prevent and treat opioid abuse and addiction.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids just launched Heroin and Other Opioids: From Understanding to Action to help families and communities address this crisis. You’ll find:
- An infographic showing one teen’s path from painkiller abuse to heroin
- A guide to medications that can be abused
- Heroin facts
- How to safeguard and disposal of unused, expired medications
- An e-Book on medicines to treat opioid addiction
Concerned about a loved one? Call the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ toll-free Helpline at 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373) to speak with a caring and trained specialist.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids remains steadfast in helping protect the health of millions of young people and providing meaningful solutions for their families. Visit us at drugfree.org.