Unintentional drug overdose deaths in the United States reached record numbers in 2014. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half a million people died from drug overdoses from 2000 to 2014. More than 60% of these deaths involved an opioid. It is estimated that 79 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County has released two updated reports which provide data for the region.