Number of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2015, by drug type and region

Number of U.S. drug overdose deaths in 2015, by drug type and region This statistic shows the number of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2015, by drug type and region. In that year, around 7,576 people in the Northeast died from an overdose of any type of opioid. Comparatively, 11,747 people in the South died from an overdose of any opioid in 2015.
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NortheastMidwestSouthWest
Any opioid7,5768,01111,7475,757
Natural and semi-synthetic opioids2,0952,3025,3742,956
Methadone6436731,228757
Synthetic opioids other than methadone3,0712,5483,303658
Prescription opioids2,6052,8486,2823,546
Heroin3,4613,9593,7221,847
Cocaine1,8611,6802,564679
Psychostimulants with abuse potential2747061,7243,012
NortheastMidwestSouthWest
Any opioid7,5768,01111,7475,757
Natural and semi-synthetic opioids2,0952,3025,3742,956
Methadone6436731,228757
Synthetic opioids other than methadone3,0712,5483,303658
Prescription opioids2,6052,8486,2823,546
Heroin3,4613,9593,7221,847
Cocaine1,8611,6802,564679
Psychostimulants with abuse potential2747061,7243,012
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This statistic shows the number of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2015, by drug type and region. In that year, around 7,576 people in the Northeast died from an overdose of any type of opioid. Comparatively, 11,747 people in the South died from an overdose of any opioid in 2015.
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August 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015

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