New Overdose Data: 107,622 Overdose Deaths in 2021
May 25, 2022
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released provisional data showing there were 107,622 overdose deaths in 2021, the highest annual death toll on record from drug overdose fatalities, and a 15% increase from the year prior.
“We lost over 107,000 individuals to drug overdoses in 2021, 295 individuals each day. It’s time to double down our efforts to address this epidemic, including prevention, treatment, recovery services and awareness about the risks of fentanyl,” shared Jessica Hulsey, Executive Director of the Addiction Policy Forum.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, fentanyl was involved in the most overdose deaths in 2021.
To help, you can:
1. Learn about the dangers of fentanyl.
Learn more about fentanyl from trusted sources like the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
2. Learn how to administer naloxone.
Learn more about how you can obtain and administer naloxone through the Naloxone Facts awareness campaign.