What is the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)?

The DEA is a United States federal law enforcement agency under the Department of Justice that is tasked with enforcing the controlled substances laws and regulations in the country. The DEA combats drug trafficking and distribution, as well as the diversion of prescription medications.


The DEA plays a significant role in regulating the production, distribution, and prescription of opioids and other controlled substances, which can impact the availability of medications for OUD treatment.

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