MAPDA – Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse

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 than 3 out of 5 overdose deaths had at least one potential opportunity to link people to care before the fatal overdose or to implement life-saving actions when the fatal overdose occurred. Read more in CDC’s VitalSigns feature.

Drug overdose deaths can be prevented. See how CDC is working to prevent overdoses and substance use-related harms with the following strategies.

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