Overdose data

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ALCOHOLISM AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE/DEPENDENCIES AFFECT OVER  406,000 MEN & WOMEN ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS.
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Massachusetts Overdose Data

Massachusetts: Opioid-Involved Deaths and Related Harms

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Opioids were involved in 46,802

(a rate of 14.6) overdose deaths in 2018—nearly 70% of all overdose deaths.

Fatalities involving synthetic opioids other than methadone (mainly fentanyl and fentanyl analogs) increased to 1,806 (a rate of 26.8) in 2018 and were involved in more than 90% of all opioid-involved deaths 

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Opioids were involved in 46,802

(a rate of 14.6) overdose deaths in 2018—nearly 70% of all overdose deaths.

Deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone (including fentanyl and fentanyl analogs) continued to rise with more than 28,400 (a rate of 9.9) overdose deaths in 2018

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Fatalities involving synthetic opioids other than methadone (mainly fentanyl and fentanyl analogs) increased to 1,806 (a rate of 26.8) in 2018 and were involved in more than 90% of all opioid-involved deaths 

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The number of deaths involving prescription opioids declined to 14,975 (a rate of 4.6) in 2018 and those involving heroin dropped to 14,996 (a rate of 4.7).

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Massachusetts has the 32nd highest
drug overdose mortality rate in the United States.

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Approximately 5 people
die every day from opioid overdoses and drug addiction in Massachusetts. If this is something you would like to know more about, join us to help others in their recovery journey.