Combating Opioid Misuse

The Department has joined other federal agencies in combating the opioid crisis. While the causes of opioid misuse are complex and determined by multiple factors, the goals of prevention and recovery focus on reducing risks. Schools and families play an important role in combating the opioid crisis. The Department has released a webpage resource for students, families, and educators about the dangers of opioid misuse and ways to prevent and overcome opioid addiction.