Ian Brown, 21, Heroin

Ian began abusing opioid-based prescription drugs in high school and switched to black-tar heroin because it was cheaper and easier to obtain. After the first time he tried it, he couldn't stop. He went in and out of rehab and tried desperately to become clean, but he eventually overdosed. Read more.

There were 1,217 unintentional drug overdose deaths in Philadelphia during 2017. (Source: Philadelphia Department of Public Health)

Have you ever heard of the group Hip Hop Fundamentals? They are a group of local break dancers who often appear at DEA 360 events. 

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Surgeon General Emphasizes Importance of Anti-overdose Drug

‚ÄčIn a recently posted advisory, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams emphasized the importance of the anti-overdose drug naloxone. Read more.