Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic is a leading cause of death in AFinancial_Impact_Due_to_Addictionmerica and impacts people from all walks of life. It doesn’t distinguish by gender, profession, race or socioeconomic status. NARI is committed to joining the fight against opioid addiction and has curated information from the following resources:

  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Take the Pledge

The Construction Coalition for a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace (CCDAFW) provides companies and organizations with the resources to implement an effective substance abuse policy. Pledge your support to work towards eliminating substance abuse-related incidents on construction jobsites. Learn More.

Available Resources

Opioid Overdose Fact Sheet (PDF)
Download this PDF from the CDC to learn the Opioid Overdose Basics and what do to in an emergency.
Opioid Fact Sheet (PDF)
Understand the risks of taking opioids by downloading this PDF from the CDC.
Pain Management – What You Need to Know (PDF)
This PDF from the CDC explains pain management and how to use opioid and other treatments for chronic pain.
Consult the CDC website for more helpful information and downloadable fact sheets.

Who is Impacted?
Opioid Misuse and Abuse
Warning Signs of Overdose


Unused prescription drugs often find their way into the wrong hands and can result in dangerous or tragic outcomes. Don’t be an unwitting contributor to the opioid crisis and participate in Take Back Day, an annual event managed by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
Year-round drug disposal is possible by looking ups an authorized collector in your area: Find a Location