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About the Epidemic
Get The Facts About Opioids
The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, with overdoses killing nearly 47,000 people per year. An opioid can be a prescription drug, often referred to as painkillers, or an illicit substance, such as heroin. Find out more about the opioid epidemic in Michigan.
Opioid Epidemic by the Numbers
Since 2000, opioid overdose deaths have grown ten-fold in Michigan. This epidemic impacts thousands of Michiganders and their families, friends, and communities. It’s one of the greatest public health crises of our lifetimes, and we must respond urgently.
Deaths from Drug Overdoses
in 2018 there were more deaths from drug overdoses than car crashes in Michigan.
Deaths from Opioid Overdoses
Deaths from Synthetic Narcotic Overdoses
(Including Fentanyl) in 2018.
Deaths from Heroin Overdoses
TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Decrease in Opioid Prescriptions
from 2015 to 2018.
Increase in Physicians & Pharmacists registered to use MAPS
to check patient history from 2017 to 2019.
Increase in times Physicians/Pharmacists checked patient prescription history using MAPS
If you or a loved one are in need of opioid use disorder treatment, we have resources to help. Click the button below to find more information on the Drug Abuse Hotline, list of treatment facilities and other resources.