Provisional Drug Overdose Deaths from 12 months ending in April 2022

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New provisional data show that the number of drug overdose deaths occurring in the United States increased by almost 7% from the 12 months ending in April 2021 to the 12 months ending in April 2022, from 101,167 to 108,174.

The number of opioid-involved drug overdose deaths in the United States for the 12-month period ending in April 2022 (81,692) increased from 76,383 in the previous year.

The number of drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids (excluding methadone; T40.4), psychostimulants with abuse potential (T43.6), and cocaine (T40.5) continued to increase compared to the previous year.

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Page last reviewed: September 14, 2022
Page last updated: September 14, 2022