The Problem Is Growing

  • Informative profiles about each state's prescription drug monitoring program and substance abuse treatment system are available by clicking here. These profiles include information about each agency’s structure, focus areas, contact information, workforce development initiatives and state drug trends.

  • Find treatment in your area by calling SAMHSA's helpline at 1-800-652-HELP (4357), or go online to use their facility locator. Click here for more info

  • Report illegal prescription drug sales and rogue online pharmacies by making a confidential
    call to the DEA's International Toll-Free Hotline at 1-877-RxAbuse (792-2873), or report it online.
    Click here for more info

  • Learn how to dispose of prescription drugs safely. Click here for more info


The project was supported in part by Grant No. 2006-PM-BX-K016 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the U.S.
Department of Justice.




National Prescription Drug Threat Assessment 2009
NIDA Unveils New Drug Use Screening Tools for Physicians


Watch a Webcast on treatment strategies for prescription drug abuse.

DEA Video

Watch a video from the DEA
on dispensing
and prescribing controlled substances.


How much do you know about prescription drug abuse?

True or False? 
To properly
dispose of unused medications,
you should flush them down the toilet.

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