A Nation in Crisis

33,000 people in the U.S. died from opioid overdose in 2015.

In the first six months of 2016, there were 2,664 opioid-related deaths recorded in Florida.

Opioid-related ER visits in Florida increased 32.3% between 2009 and 2014.

Nationally, opioid-related ER visits increased 99.4% between 2005 and 2014.
Opioid-related inpatient stays increased 64.1% during the same time period

6 in 10 drug overdose deaths are caused by opioids.

States with the highest opioid overdose death rates per 10,000 population in 2015*

  1. West Virginia
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Ohio
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Kentucky
  7. Maine
  8. Connecticut
  9. New Mexico
  10. Maryland
"We can't arrest our way out of this problem. It has to be a comprehensive approach." — DEA Diversion Investigator Susan Langston
"Addiction never destroys just one life." — Origins Behavioral HealthCare Clinical Fellow John Dyben, D.H.S.c.

* Kaiser Family Foundation: Age-adjusted death rates were calculated by applying age-specific death rates to the 2000 U.S. standard population age distribution.

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Florida Medical Examiners Commission, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Kaiser Family Foundation