Opioid-related Data in New York State

In response to the growing opioid public health crisis and recommendations to improve the timeliness of reporting opioid-related data, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Opioid Prevention Program provides opioid-related data to support statewide prevention efforts. These efforts include improving timely opioid overdose reporting to key stakeholders. This information is a valuable tool for planning and can help identify where communities are struggling, help tailor interventions, and show improvements.

This website is designed to provide comprehensive and useful data and information regarding opioid use and misuse. New resources will be added often. Please check back frequently.

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New York State Opioid Summary Reports

New York State County Opioid Quarterly Reports

In accordance with the recommendations of the New York State Heroin and Opioid Task Force and 2016 legislation, the NYSDOH is providing opioid overdose information (deaths, emergency department (ED) visits, and hospitalizations) by county in quarterly reports. The reported cases are based on the county of residence. Opioids include both prescription opioid pain relievers such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine, as well as heroin and opium. These reports do not fully capture the burden of opioid abuse and dependence in New York State. Furthermore, the reports are not considered complete by the NYSDOH and should be used and interpreted with caution, because subsequent reports may contain frequencies for a quarter which differ from the previous report as they reflect additional confirmations and updates.

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Prescription Monitoring Program in New York State by Region and County

  • Opioid analgesics prescription rate per 1,000 population (Table + Trends) (Maps)
  • Crude rate of patients prescribed opioid analgesics from five or more prescribers and dispensed at five or more pharmacies per 100,000 population (Trend)
  • Buprenorphine prescribing for substance use disorder (SUD), rate per 1,000 population (Trend)

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Overdose Deaths Related to Opioids in New York State by Region and County

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Opioid Outpatient Emergency Department Visits in New York State by Region and County

  • Outpatient emergency department visits involving any drug overdose, rate per 100,000 population (Table + Trends) (Maps)
    • Outpatient emergency department visits involving any drug overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 18-24 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
    • Outpatient emergency department visits involving any drug overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 25-44 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
    • Outpatient emergency department visits involving any drug overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 45-64 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
  • Outpatient emergency department visits involving any opioid overdose, rate per 100,000 population (Table + Trends) (Maps)
    • Outpatient emergency department visits involving any opioid overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 18-24 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
    • Outpatient emergency department visits involving any opioid overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 25-44 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
    • Outpatient emergency department visits involving any opioid overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 45-64 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
  • Outpatient emergency department visits involving heroin overdose, rate per 100,000 population (Table + Trends) (Maps)
    • Outpatient emergency department visits involving heroin overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 18-24 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
    • Outpatient emergency department visits involving heroin overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 25-44 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
  • Outpatient emergency department visits involving any opioid excluding heroin overdose, rate per 100,000 population (Table + Trends) (Maps)
    • Outpatient emergency department visits involving any opioid excluding heroin overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 18-44 years (Table + Trends) (Map)

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Opioid Hospital Discharges in New York State by Region and County

  • Hospital discharges involving any drug overdose, rate per 100,000 population (Table + Trends) (Maps)
    • Hospital discharges involving any drug overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 18-44 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
    • Hospital discharges involving any drug overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 45-64 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
  • Hospital discharges involving any opioid overdose, rate per 100,000 population (Table + Trends) (Maps)
    • Hospital discharges involving any opioid overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 18-44 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
    • Hospital discharges involving any opioid overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 45-64 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
  • Hospital discharges involving heroin overdose, rate per 100,000 population (Table + Trends) (Maps)
    • Hospital discharges involving heroin overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 18-64 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
  • Hospital discharges involving any opioid excluding heroin overdose, rate per 100,000 population (Table + Trends) (Maps)
    • Hospital discharges involving any opioid excluding heroin overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 18-44 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
    • Hospital discharges involving any opioid excluding heroin overdose, rate per 100,000 population - Aged 45-64 years (Table + Trends) (Map)
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome rate per 1,000 newborn discharges (any diagnosis) (Table + Trends) (Map)

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Prevalence of Illicit Drug Use in the United States and New York State

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

  • Percentage of high school students reporting ever injecting an illegal drug (Table + Trend)
  • Percentage of high school students reporting ever injecting an illegal drug, by grade level (Table + Trend)
  • Percentage of high school students reporting ever injecting an illegal drug, by race/ethnicity (Table + Trend)
  • Percentage of high school students reporting ever injecting an illegal drug, by sex (Table + Trend)
  • Percentage of high school students reporting ever using heroin (Table + Trend)
  • Percentage of high school students reporting ever using heroin, by grade level (Table + Trend)
  • Percentage of high school students reporting ever using heroin, by race/ethnicity (Table + Trend)
  • Percentage of high school students reporting ever using heroin, by sex (Table + Trend)
  • Percentage of high school students who reported being offered, sold, or given illegal drugs (Table + Trend)
  • Percentage of high school students who reported being offered, sold, or given illegal drugs, by grade level (Table + Trend)
  • Percentage of high school students who reported being offered, sold, or given illegal drugs, by race (Table + Trend)
  • Percentage of high school students who reported being offered, sold, or given illegal drugs, by sex (Table + Trend)

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

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