Drug & Alcohol Prevention
OVERDOSE AND OPIOID USE IN TRAVIS COUNTY
The United States is in the middle of an opioid overdose epidemic. Opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
THE DANGERS OF DRUG USE
Although not classified as a disease, substance abuse is a very destructive addiction that all too often ruins lives.
Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.