Reducing Opioid Misuse

We're responding to the opioid epidemic by promoting safe and responsible pain management, making sure patients can access treatment for opioid use disorder, and using data to target prevention and treatment.


See our updated roadmap (PDF) 


Learn how we're fighting the opioid crisis (PDF).



  • Stop improper prescribing
  • Enhance diagnosis of opioid use disorder
  • Encourage non-opioid pain treatments


  • Make sure people can access treatment
  • Give patients choices
  • Support innovation


  • Understand opioid use patterns
  • Promote data sharing
  • Watch trends to see if solutions are working





We’re just part of the solution. See what’s going on across HHS.

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