The Opioid Epidemic in Michigan

Why It Matters

Over 11 million opioid prescriptions were filled in 2016, enough for at least one opioid prescription for every person in Michigan. Drug overdose deaths continue to increase and were the leading cause of injury deaths in 2015. The increases in drug overdose deaths are being driven by increases in opioids-involved (prescription opioids and illicit) overdose deaths.

Current Data

  • Opioid-Related Drug Poisoning Deaths
  • Opioid-Related Hospitalizations
  • Opioid Prescriptions