Drug Overdoses

Data are for the U.S.

Mortality
  • Number of drug overdose deaths: 91,799
  • Drug overdose deaths per 100,000 population: 27.9

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

  • Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 population: 20.8

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

  • Drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone per 100,000 population: 17.2

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

  • Drug overdose deaths involving heroin per 100,000 population: 4.0

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

  • Drug overdose deaths involving natural and semisynthetic opioids per 100,000 population: 4.1

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: January 24, 2022