Reduce drug overdose deaths — SU‑03

This objective is a Leading Health Indicator (LHI). Learn about LHIs.

Status: Getting worse

  
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Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
28.3 drug-overdose deaths per 100,000 population (2020) *

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.