Every day, more than 100 people die from opioid overdoses in the United States. Millions more are addicted or at risk. Preventing addiction before it starts can help slow what government agencies and doctors say is nothing short of an epidemic. Here are five strategies Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies have embraced to prevent addiction before it starts. Learn more about how we’re working to fight the opioid epidemic in your community. Blue Shield of California, Independence Blue Cross, Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. Walgreens® is a registered trademark owned by Walgreens Co., used for identification purposes only and is in no way associated or affiliated with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.