Updated NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports – March 2022

The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health recently posted an update of suspected overdose deaths and provisional data on ED visits for opioid-related overdose and unintentional med/drug with potential for abuse and overdose for December 2021. Note there continue to be known data quality issues for May and June 2021 ED visits that are impacting the shown trends, interpret the data for these months with caution.

Suspected Overdose Deaths

There were 362 suspected overdose deaths this March compared to 363 this time last year (March 2021).

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Overdose Involving Medication or Drugs with Dependency Potential

There were 1,192 overdose ED visits this March involving medication or drugs with dependency potential compared to 1,401 this time last year (March 2021).

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