Data Sources

Opioid Summaries by State
Drug overdose data comes from the CDC WONDER site. Available data is currently from 2018 with 2019 data usually being released in early 2021, at which time, these pages will be updated.

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MDHHS – Substance Abuse in Michigan
Over 11 million opioid prescriptions were filled in 2016, enough for at least one opioid prescription for every person in Michigan. Drug overdose deaths continue to increase and were the leading cause of injury deaths in 2015. The increases in drug overdose deaths are being driven by increases in opioids-involved (prescription opioids and illicit) overdose deaths.

Opioid Abuse in Michigan
Since 2011, deaths from opioid prescription painkillers have sustained epidemic levels, surpassing deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. Opioids are pain-relieving medications that reduce the intensity of pain; they can produce drowsiness, confusion, nausea, euphoria, and other side effects. Opioids slow the central nervous system, reducing breathing and heart rate. Popular opioids include hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), morphine, and codeine.