Updated NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports for April 2021

The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health recently updated provisional data on opioid-related overdose and unintentional med/drug overdose with potential for abuse emergency department visits reports (NC DETECT).

Overdose Involving Medication or Drugs with Dependency Potential

There were 1,359 overdose ED visits this April involving medication or drugs with dependency potential compared to 1,129 this time last year (April 2020).

Opioid Overdose

There were 685 opioid overdose ED visits this April compared to 629 this time last year (April 2020).

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