Confronting the opioid crisis in the United States
In 2016, more Americans died due to opioid overdoses than car crashes. From cities and suburbs to rural America, opioid addiction and overdose is the crisis next door. This website illustrates both the magnitude of the opioid crisis and actions the Trump Administration is taking to address it.
Drug overdose deaths are now the leading cause of injury death in the United States. The Trump Administration is addressing both drug supply and drug demand to reduce opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose.
Preventing Addiction Through Safer Prescribing
Over-prescribing of opioids has contributed to rising rates of opioid addiction and overdoses. In coordination with health care providers and patients, the Trump Administration is working to drive down both the number and strength of opioid prescriptions and advance evidence-based pain care.
Stopping the Flow of Illicit Opioids
Illicit opioids – including fentanyl – have flooded into our country through ports, shipments, and border crossings. The Trump Administration is working to increase the seizure of illicit opioids and reduce the illicit drug supply.
Barriers to evidence-based addiction treatment have prevented too many Americans from receiving the help they need to get and stay in recovery. From providing overdose-reversing drugs to first responders to increasing access to drug addiction treatment, the Trump Administration is working to save the lives of those suffering with addiction.
Access to Care
Through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Trump Administration is working to prevent opioid misuse and provide high-quality treatment to veterans suffering from addiction.
Learn more about the Trump Administration's efforts to combat the opioid crisis.