MAPDA – Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Education is the Antidote to Drug Abuse


Education about fentanyl and other prescription drug abuse is crucial in raising awareness about its potency and the potentially fatal consequences of its misuse, ultimately saving lives through informed decision-making and harm reduction strategies.

Below are some resources that offer comprehensive drug abuse education materials, empowering individuals with knowledge and support to combat substance misuse effectively.

Drug Free Clubs of America provides a voluntary drug-free program in high schools to encourage students to live drug-free in a community that encourages and supports their healthy lifestyles. It was founded

The One Choice Community is a growing collection of prevention organizations, coalitions, and individual leaders who have integrated the One Choice prevention message, the choice to not use any substance, into their

In 2023, the DEA seized more than 80 million fentanyl-laced fake pills and nearly 12,000 pounds of fentanyl powder. The 2023 seizures are equivalent to more than 381 million lethal doses of

MAPDA is working with Substance Use Prevention Education (SUPE) to help educate families, schools, and workplaces on drug safety and how to have these tough conversations. From kids to college students, SUPE

Illicitly manufactured fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine (alone or in combination) were involved in nearly 85% of drug overdose deaths in 24 states and the District of Columbia during January–June 2019. More

Preliminary estimates indicate that the number of preventable deaths in the United States increased 1.2% in 2022 to 227,664, an all-time high. A 1.9% increase in drug overdose deaths helped drive this

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. What is SAMHSA’s National

Fentanyl is the single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered.  Fentanyl is everywhere.  From large metropolitan areas to rural America, no community is safe from this poison.  We must take

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Protect yourself from the dangers of fentanyl

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Illicitly manufactured fentanyl is being added to other drugs because of its extreme potency, which makes drugs cheaper, more powerful, more addictive, and more dangerous.