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*
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
- New Mexico
"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