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Opioid Epidemic

This guide contains information on the misuse of and addiction to opioids. Additionally, it explains the "economic burden" of prescription opioid addiction, including the cost of addiction.

Websites

Addiction Center

Provides info on addiction, treatment and recovery. 

Center on Addiction

We are on a mission to transform how our nation addresses addiction.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

MedlinePlus

The world’s largest medical library. It brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

RehabSpot

Helps those struggling with addiction and their families find the information, support and resources needed to get help.

Society for Adolescent Health an Medicine (SAHM)

Online resources aimed specifically at adolescents and young adults looking for additional information, including support groups, peer networks, helplines, treatment locators, and advocacy opportunities. 

 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.