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THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN NUMBERS

10.3

Approximately 10.3 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids in 2018.

2018 NSDUH Annual Report

2.0

2.0 million people had an opioid use disorder in 2018

The Opioid Epidemic

130

On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.

Opioid Overdose

HHS 5-POINT STRATEGY TO COMBAT THE OPIOIDS CRISIS

BETTER ADDICTION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, AND RECOVERY SERVICES

BETTER DATA

BETTER PAIN MANAGEMENT

BETTER TARGETING OF OVERDOSE REVERSING DRUGS

BETTER RESEARCH

THE U.S. OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Prevention

Prevent opioid addiction and make better pain management choices.

Preventing Opioid Abuse

Treatment

Help is available for people with opioid use disorders.

Treating Opioid Addiction

Recovery

Care and support services help people continue to make healthy choices.

Support For Recovery

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Opioids News and Announcements

All the latest details on how HHS is combating the opioids epidemic. 

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HHS' 5 Point Strategy

Explore our 5-Point Strategy To Combat the Opioid Crisis

Surgeon General Announces Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose at 2018 Rx Summit

Surgeon General’s Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams urges Americans to carry this lifesaving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

REAL STORIES

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