Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
32.4 drug-overdose deaths per 100,000 population (2021)
20.7 per 100,000
20.7 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce drug overdose deaths
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.
Topic: Drug and Alcohol Use
Workgroup: Substance Use Workgroup