Opioid Misuse

Heroin, Synthetic Opioids, and Prescription Drugs

Opioid Overdose Deaths in Ohio

Unfortunately, prescription drug abuse can often lead to illegal drug use.  Nationwide, among new heroin users, 75 percent report having abused prescription opioids before using heroin.1 

In Ohio, opioid deaths steadily increased between 2010 and 2017.

In 2018, opioid deaths dropped, but still remains about 30% of drug deaths overall in the state.

 

Franklin County Overdoses

Fentanyl-related overdose deaths have increased dramatically over the last 5 years in Franklin County. In 2019, 82.3% of overdose deaths  among Franklin County residents involved fentanyl. 

Opiate-related overdose deaths have been increasing for the past 10  years in Franklin County. In 2019, 90.4% of overdose deaths  among Franklin County residents involved opiates.

 


1Heroin Overdose Data. Center of Disease Control and Prevention. Source: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/heroin.html

2Ohio: Opioid-Involved Deaths and Related Harms.CDC Wonder. Source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/...

 

Central Ohio overdose infographicInfographic: Central Ohio Drug Overdose Stats

See a few stats about Central Ohio drug overdoses.

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