• Drug Poisoning (Overdose) Deaths

    Drug poisoning (or drug overdose) can happen when a person takes more of a drug than can be broken down in the body. Overdoses can be fatal. The number of drug overdose deaths among Michigan residents was five times higher in 2018 compared to the number in 1999. The 2018 number of opioid deaths was almost 18 times higher than the 1999 number.1 Opioids are implicated in the majority of drug overdose deaths.

    Drug poisoning (overdose) mortality data are available on the MiTracking data portal.

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    MDHHS - Prescription Drugs and Opioids in Michigan


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