Opioid-related deaths between May 2020 and April 2021
CDC Report December 2021
Percentage of opioid deaths involving benzodiazepines
CDC Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)
Number of Coloradoans who died in 2021 from opioid overdoses
Colorado Department of Public Health
Number of Americans who die daily from opioids
Society of Actuaries - October 2019
Opioids in the news
Drug overdose deaths are up 30% year-over-year and opioids are a factor in 7 out of every 10 overdose deaths.
Provisional data from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics indicate that there were an estimated 100,306 drug overdose deaths in the United States during 12-month period ending in April 2021, an increase of 28.5% from the 78,056 deaths during the same period the year before.