Status: Getting worse

  
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Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
21.6 drug-overdose deaths per 100,000 population (2019)

Target:
20.7 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
20.7 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Reduce drug overdose deaths

Target-Setting Method
Maintain the baseline

Summary

Drug overdose deaths are a national public health emergency. Naloxone can reverse opioid overdoses and prevent death. Increasing access to naloxone and to evidence-based treatments for substance use disorder can help reduce overdose deaths.