Opioid Crisis Data
The Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC) reports:
- Early CDC provisional estimates for 2017 showing a record 72,000 overdose deaths.
- New York Times August 15, 2018 analysis of the 2017 data:
- Overdoes death increases attributed to more opioid users and more lethal synthetic drugs available
- Some areas are seeing decreases - MA, VT, RI and perhaps MA
On November 18, 2016, the Office of the Surgeon General released The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, describing the misuse of alcohol, prescription drugs, and other substances:
- Over 20 million people aged 12 or older has a substance use disorder. This rate is similar to diabetes and more than 1.5 times the annual prevalence of all cancers combined.
- Despite the fact that we have treatments we know are effective, only one in five people who currently need treatment for opioid use disorders is actually receiving it.
- Updated science on the adverse health consequences.
- Prevention, treatment, and recovery.
- Ways to equip health care providers, communities, policymakers, law enforcement, and others with the evidence, the tools, and the information they need to take action to address this growing epidemic.
- Vision for the future
Opioid Epidemic Data
- The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) public use file is the primary source of statistical information on the use of tobacco, alcohol, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs by the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged 12 or older.
- Vital Signs: Opioid overdoses treated in emergency departments
- Increases in drug and opioid-involved overdose deaths - United States, 2010–2015
- Increases in drug and opioid overdose deaths - United States, 2000–2014
- The opioid epidemic: By the numbers, June 2016
- Opioids: The prescription drug & heroin overdose epidemic
- Opioid-Related Hospitalizations up 64 percent Nationwide Between 2005-2014; First State-by State Analysis Shows Wide Variations, December 2016
Other Related Reports
- IHI: Addressing the Opioid Crisis in the United States, 2017
- National Pain Strategy, 2016
- IOM: Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research, 2011
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