Overdose Graphics

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Rise in opioid overdose deaths in America - nearly 500,000 people died from an opioid overdose (1999-2019)
3 waves of the rise in opioid overdose deaths
Nearly 71,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2019.
There are 193 drug overdose deaths every day.
136 people die every day from an opioid overdose (including Rx and illicit opioids)
Nearly 50,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose in 2019 (including Rx and illicit opioids).
Opioid overdose deaths were over 6 times higher in 2019 than in 1999.
Over 70 percent of the nearly 71,000 drug overdose deaths in 2019 involved an opioid.
Nearly 247,000 Americans have lost their lives to overdoses involving prescription opioids from 1999-2019
More than 14,000 deaths in 2019 involved prescription opioids.
Over 28 percent of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid.image icon
Prescription opioid-involved overdose deaths were more than 4 times higher in 2019 than in 1999.
38 people die every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids
44 people die every day from an overdose involving pyschostimulants with abuse potential
More than 16,000 deaths in 2019 involved psychostimulants with abuse potential.
Overdose deaths involving psychostimulants with abuse potential were nearly 30 times higher in 2019 than in 1999
Over 90% of benzodiazepine-involved overdose deaths also involve opioids from January 2019 to June 2020
Rates of benzodiazepine-involved overdose ED visits increased nearly 24% from 2019 to 2020.
Coordinated, informed efforts can better prevent opioid overdoses and deaths.
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Emergency departments can provide vital help for people who experience overdose.
Save a life. Talking about oversode can help.
Nonfatal overdoses treated in emergency departments provide opportunities to link people to treatment.
More than 3 in 5 people who died from a drug overdose had an identified opportunity for linkage to care of life-saving actions.
Nearly 40 percent of overdose deaths occur while a bystander is present. Nalozone access for bystanders can help save lives. See CDC #vitalsigns.
Nearly 85 percent of overdose deaths involve illicitly manufactured fentanyls heroin cocaine and or methamphetamine.
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