More Americans die from opioid overdoses than from car crashes. Opioids are in many prescription pain relievers and in heroin.
Abusing prescription opioids to get high often begins during the teen and young adult years. More than 1,700 young adults nationwide died from a prescription drug overdose in 2014. That's nearly five people every day.
Learn what you can do to prevent opioid abuse and overdose, including safe use, storage, and disposal.