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National Drug Court Resource Center (NDCRC) - Opioid Abuse Resource Page

For Addressing Opioid Abuse Reduction through Problem-Solving Courts

With America’s opioid epidemic continuing to rampage throughout the country, no state has been spared. In 2015 alone, more than 33,000 people died in the U.S. due to an opioid overdose. As heroine, fentanyl, and carfentanil continue to infect our communities, problem-solving courts are on the frontline in the fight against the devastating effects these opioids have on those addicted. The resources collected on this page have been selected to assist problem-solving courts, and those that work in them, with the unique challenge opioid abuse poses in the criminal justice population.