Reduce the proportion of people who had opioid use disorder in the past year — SU‑18

Status: Improving


Most Recent Data:
0.6 percent (2019)

0.5 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

0.7 percent of persons aged 12 years and over reported an opioid use disorder (heroin or prescription pain reliever) in the past 12 months in 2018

Reduce the proportion of persons with opioid use disorder in the past year

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


Opioid overdose deaths have risen sharply in recent years, and reducing opioid use disorder is key to preventing overdose deaths. Less than half the people who need treatment for opioid use disorder get it. Improving opioid prescribing practices and increasing access to and use of medications for addiction treatment can help reduce opioid use disorder.