Drug Overdoses

Data are for the U.S.

Mortality
  • Number of drug overdose deaths: 70,630
  • Drug overdose deaths per 100,000 population: 21.5

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER

  • Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 population: 15.2

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER

  • Drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone per 100,000 population: 11.1

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER

  • Drug overdose deaths involving heroin per 100,000 population: 4.3

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER

  • Drug overdose deaths involving natural and semisynthetic opioids per 100,000 population: 3.6

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: October 19, 2021