Providers and locations in the District of Columbia that provide needle exchange and harm reduction services
Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription.
Opioid awareness and education in the DC metro area.
Drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States. Learn more about the opioid overdose epidemic.
American life expectancy continues to decline, with high mortality rates largely fueled by suicide and drug overdoses — both growing public health crises that reflect deficiencies across many social determinants of health.
Death rates from opioids soared in the towns, cities and counties that were saturated with billions of prescription pain pills from 2006 through 2012, according to government death data and a previously undisclosed database of opioid shipments.