Check out this PDF from Operation Prevention.
- There are 144 drug overdose deaths per day in the
United States. Sixty-three percent of those deaths are
related to pharmaceutical opioids or heroin.
OO 6.4 million Americans indicated misusing prescription
opioids in 2015.
OO Nearly one in five teens say they have used prescription
medicine at least once in their lifetime to get high.
OO Opioids have been linked to 60 percent of drug
overdoses in the U.S.
OO In 2015, 58 percent of 12th grade students reported
a “great risk” in trying heroin.